In just a few years, over 350 Melrose homeowners, businesses, houses of worship, schools, and our DPW now host solar PV panels on their roofs and more are coming on line every week. The City continues to be committed to reducing barriers to solar adoption and streamlining our internal processes. Stakeholder cooperation was most recently on display during the Big Roof Solar outreach campaign which resulted in three more churches going solar, earning Melrose the first SolSmart Innovation Award.”Mayor Paul Brodeur
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
Learn how the city of Melrose earned the SolSmart Innovation award with a campaign designed to remove local barriers for nonprofits and places of worship to install commercial solar projects. Read full case study here!