SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Bronze
Population: 26,594
Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2019
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  • Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
  • Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
Participating in the SolSmart program led Winona to thoroughly review our solar related ordinances and policy. The result is a better, more transparent and more user friendly solar permitting process.
- John Howard, Natural Resources Sustainability Coordinator for the City of Winona