SolSmart: A Regional Approach to Solar Energy Adoption

| By NADO Research Foundation
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In the spring of 2019, the SolSmart program expanded its outreach to include the Regional Organization Pathway, a process specifically tailored to meet the goals and needs of regional organizations. The Regional Organization Pathway is a set of criteria that regional organizations complete to achieve designation and develop solar-friendly regions. Eligible regional organizations include but are not limited to councils of governments (COGs), metropolitan planning organizations (MPOs), regional councils, economic development districts, and other regional development organizations. The goal of this designation pathway for regional organizations to help make the SolSmart program accessible to more localities in their jurisdiction.