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Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Special Awards Earned In: Inspection
Technical Assistance Organization
“By being a SolSmart Community, we have been able to leverage programs like Solarize Summit to help make it easy for homeowners and businesses to go solar. This summer alone, over 150kW of affordable rooftop solar has been installed in Breckenridge.”Jessie Burley, Sustainability Coordinator
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
Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV