SolSmart Designees

U.S. Virgin Islands

Virgin Islands
SolSmart Bronze
Population: 106,631
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2020

As the first U.S territory to achieve SolSmart designation, the U.S. Virgin Islands developed and implemented a streamlined, web-based distributed solar generation permitting portal. In 2020, the Virgin Islands Energy Office secured funding to develop a solar-plus-storage microgrid pilot project at the St Croix Educational Complex’s emergency shelter, and expects to replicate this project as a resiliency standard at other critical government facilities.