Asheville, North Carolina (SolSmart Gold)
Asheville has established a goal to transition municipal operations to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 and has also supported Buncombe County’s community-wide 100% renewable energy goal. To help meet this target, SolSmart worked with Asheville city staff to better integrate solar into the local ordinances and increase efficiency with solar permitting, inspection, and fire safety processes. This builds on the city’s previous accomplishments including a solar group purchasing program in 2013, Solarize Asheville, which resulted in 80 installations.
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