SolSmart has been very helpful for Arlington in our pursuit of reduced energy use and a lower carbon footprint, consistent with the goals of our Community Energy Plan. The insights and improvements we gained from the SolSmart program will make it easier for our residents to go solar and for installers to do business in Arlington."
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
Hosted a “Solarize” campaign
Hosted a solar workshop open to the general public and local government staff explaining PV opportunities and policies.