About SolSmart

Our Team

SolSmart is led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). Our team includes 12 other partner organizations who are recognized experts on solar energy and local government. SolSmart is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office.

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Lead Organizations

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The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) builds the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency to benefit people, the economy, and our planet. Its vision is a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient, and equitable. IREC develops and advances the regulatory reforms, technical standards, and workforce solutions needed to enable the streamlined integration of clean, distributed energy resources. IREC has been trusted for its independent clean energy expertise for 40 years, since its founding in 1982.



ICMA is the world’s leading association of professional city and county managers and other employees who serve local governments. With over 12,000 members ICMA helps to identify and speed the adoption of leading local government practices in order to improve the lives of residents.  ICMA offers membership, professional development programs, research, publications, data and information, technical assistance, and training to thousands of city, town, and county chief administrative officers, their staffs, and other organizations throughout the world. ICMA has helped local governments transform their solar practices and markets since 2010 with DOE funded programs including Solar Outreach Partnership, Solar In Your Community, Solar@Scale, and SolSmart.