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Sullivan County, New York

Sullivan County, New York, has taken big strides to open up the region for solar business and achieved SolSmart Silver designation for its efforts. Sullivan County was supported by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability USA, which served as a SolSmart Advisor to the County and nine peer communities nationally during 2019. The county’s first installation in 2009 was a 15 kW system on a government transportation facility on Town of Bethel Airport road. Today, the county has invested in 2 MW in solar capacity. In December 2016, Sullivan County adopted the Solar Uniform Tax Exempt Policy, which offers a 15-year tax break on solar projects to provide more certainty for developers. The county celebrated its SolSmart designation with surrounding communities at an event on October 16, “Local Governments Leading the Clean Energy Transition.”

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