Richmond is proud to receive SolSmart designation for our efforts to promote solar energy. We’re committed to expanding the growth of this clean, renewable form of energy and to making it accessible to everyone within our community.” Alicia Zatcoff, Sustainability Manager, City of Richmond
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
Allowed solar by-right accessory use in all zones (so solar installations don’t require special permits or hearings)
Cross-trained both inspection and permitting staff on solar PV