The development of local and sustainably generated energy is a key component of the Athens Sustainability Action Plan that was adopted by Athens City Council in 2017. This recognition will help to support future initiatives to encourage solar development in Athens. We are thrilled to receive the SolSmart Bronze designation and are grateful for the efforts of our SolSmart Advisor Sarah Conley-Ballew and the SolSmart program."City of Athens Planner Paul Logue
Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
Created a solar landing page with information on community’s solar goals and local resources for solar development.
Provided resources on active installers and/or local incentives for solar.
Engaged and communicated with local utility on community goals for solar, net metering and interconnection processes.