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Congratulations on taking the first step toward earning SolSmart designation for your community. SolSmart is the flagship national solar designation and technical assistance program for local governments. SolSmart is designed to distinguish local government leadership in solar processes, programs, and procedures, sending a catalytic market signal that designated communities are “open for solar business.”

At a local government’s request, SolSmart empowers communities pursuing designation to expand their local solar markets through technical assistance from national solar experts based on best practices. SolSmart strives to cut red tape, drive greater solar deployment, and make it possible for even more American homes and businesses to access affordable, renewable solar energy to meet their electricity needs.

Learn more about the application process and designation levels:

Solsmart Program Guide   Designation Levels

If you still have questions before you are ready to get started, please contact us.


Note if you started your application prior to March 29, 2019

Applications previous to March 29, 2019 were submitted through a Formstack-based form. If you started your community’s application using that process, you can still complete it there using your ‘Save and Resume Later’ Formstack link.