SolSmart, a program of ICMA and the Solar Foundation, provides recognition and no-cost technical assistance to help local governments remove barriers to solar energy growth. With the help of the SolSmart team of local and national experts, cities, counties, and small towns are improving the business climate for solar energy and making it possible for even more homes and businesses to go solar. Communities receive designations of SolSmart Gold, Silver, and Bronze to recognize they are “open for solar business.” Since the program launched in 2016, more than 150 municipalities nationwide have achieved SolSmart designation.
To help communities achieve designation, SolSmart provides no-cost technical assistance from a team of national experts who work with local governments to evaluate programs and practices that impact solar markets, and identify high-prospect opportunities for improvement. A select number of communities also have the opportunity to host SolSmart Advisors: fully-funded, experienced staff who work in communities for periods of up to six months.
All municipalities are eligible to join SolSmart and receive no-cost technical assistance to achieve designation. Get started now.