“Our goal has been to support solar energy by utilizing a simple, consistent solar permit process for residents and businesses. It’s been an ongoing process, but Bellevue has been able to help cut the cost of solar and make it a more viable clean energy option.”Heidi Bedwell, Bellevue Environmental Planning Manager
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
Created the Bellevue Green Power Challenge to encourage resident participation in purchasing clean energy to reduce the town’s carbon footprint.