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  1. SolSmart Celebrates 125 Communities Open for Solar Business

    Local governments have a lot to celebrate when it comes to their communities going solar. As of now, 125 cities,...

  2. Winners of the 2017 SolSmart County Challenge Announced!

    The National Association of Counties (NACo) has announced the winners of their 2017 SolSmart County Challenge. As a component of the...

  3. SolSmart Celebrates 100 City and County Designees!

    Big news: More than 100 cities, counties, and small towns across America are designated SolSmart Gold, Silver, or Bronze! Since...

  4. Are You solar Ready? Review our Program Guide.

    If you are ready to receive high-profile, national recognition as a SolSmart designee, download the full program guide to learn...

  5. Assistance is available for all SolSmart Communities

    Take advantage of additional assistance by hosting a SolSmart Advisor in your community – a fully-funded, experiences advisor to keep...

  6. Join Us In San Antonio For The ICMA Annual Meeting

    SolSmart will be at the 103rd International City/County Management Association (ICMA) Annual Conference in San Antonio, Texas from October 22-25. As...

  7. SolSmart Designees Up to 78 Nationwide!

    The SolSmart team was at the National Association of Counties Annual Conference in Franklin County, Ohio, this weekend to announce a host...

  8. New Communities to Host SolSmart Advisors

    SolSmart is happy to announce new communities ready to host the second round of SolSmart Advisors, experienced professionals who will...

  9. 58 Communities in 25 States are Now “Open for Solar Business”

    Just over a year after the SolSmart program launched, 58 communities in 25 states have achieved designation as “open for...

  10. Congratulations New SolSmart Designess!

    This week, SolSmart officially designated seven new cities and counties for making solar energy more affordable and accessible — and...

  11. New County Governments Become SolSmart!

    This week, at the National Association of Counties Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, SolSmart was proud to recognize new county governments achieving...

  12. Important New Information for Counties

    We have some important information to share for county governments pursuing a SolSmart designation. First, we have established a Modified Designation...

  13. Register Now! Two Free SolSmart Minnesota Solar Permitting Workshops

    The SolSmart program and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory present two FREE in-person workshops in Minnesota for current and prospective SolSmart communities....

  14. Announcing the First Round of SolSmart Advisors

    SolSmart is excited to announce that 11 communities will be hosting SolSmart Advisors, experienced professionals who will help these communities...

  15. Host a SolSmart Advisor in Your Community

    SolSmart is happy to announce the next opportunity to host a SolSmart Advisor. SolSmart Advisors are program-funded, temporary staff members that...

  16. SolSmart Designates 7 New Solar-Friendly Communities

    Today, SolSmart is recognizing seven new cities and counties for making it faster, easier, and cheaper to go solar. These...

  17. Seeking Qualified Candidates for SolSmart Advisors

    Cities and counties across the nation should be aware of a great opportunity to expand solar energy development and lower...

  18. First SolSmart Designees Announced Today

    We’re proud of the work communities around the country are doing to make it faster, easier, and cheaper to go...

  19. Welcoming the SolSmart Early Adopters!

    SolSmart is a national program with local impacts. Since it was announced in April, SolSmart has been helping communities across...

  20. Apply Now to Host a Solsmart Advisor

    City and county staff time can often be stretched thin. Public servants must ensure that all of their community’s needs...

  21. SolSmart – A New National Solar Designation Program

    The Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association are pleased to announce the launch of the SolSmart (www.solsmart.org) program....

  22. Sparc Announces “SolSmart” as Designation Program Name

    The Solar Foundation (TSF) and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) are pleased to announce that next week the Solar...

  23. Brush Up On Your Solar Knowledge to Prepare Your Community for Designation

    **UPDATE: Advisors fact sheet posted in the Thursday, March 31 section below** Since its announcement last fall, the Solar Powering America by...

  24. The Sparc Program Introduces Its Criteria Advisory Committee

    Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) will establish a national recognition and technical assistance program for local governments. In...

  25. Stand Up and Stand Out!

    START WORKING TOWARD NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY! In September 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a new initiative –...

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