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First SolSmart Platinum County: Dane County, Wisconsin!

Dane County, Wisconsin is the first county in the U.S. to earn SolSmart Platinum designation! This local government undertook innovative actions to support solar energy for all residents within its jurisdiction. That included work to connect local governments within the county with solar resources (including the SolSmart program), providing solar financing options for residents, supporting the installation of solar on multifamily housing within the community, worked with a regional organization on solar incentives and resources, installed solar on county-owned facilities, and much more.

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SolSmart awards the Platinum designation for communities that go above and beyond to reduce solar soft costs and make sure everyone can access the benefits of solar energy. Over 520 communities across the U.S. have earned SolSmart Platinum, Gold, Silver, or Bronze designations. More information in the SolSmart program guide.