Solar Gets Local: DOE Highlights the Latest Designees

A new blog post from the U.S. Department of Energy is celebrating the latest SolSmart designees as we encourage more communities to join the program.

As the blog post notes:

“Local jurisdictions are where the rubber meets the road for clean energy deployment. With the right resources, local governments can make solar energy adoption easier and more affordable for homes and businesses alike. At the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), we know that getting the right information in the right hands is crucial to meeting President Biden’s goal of a decarbonized electricity system by 2035 and a decarbonized energy sector by 2050. 

“That’s why DOE’s SolSmart program, led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), is so important. Since it began in 2016, SolSmart and its team of national experts in solar energy and local government have helped hundreds of jurisdictions implement best practices and take decisive action to encourage the expansion of solar energy.”

Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm has set a goal to designate at least 60 new communities by March 2022. Any municipality, county, or regional organization interested in joining the program can contact SolSmart today!

(Pictured at left: A solar installation on the rooftop of a police station in Doraville, Georgia, recently designated SolSmart Bronze.)