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
Provided a streamlined permitting pathway for small PV systems
Fire department has been trained in solar PV and the fire station has 50kW of solar power installed on the roof.
Provided Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing for solar energy projects
Encouraged solar PV on non-profit or community facilities, including Adams School, Corner Health Center, Growing Hope Farmer’s Market, and others, through fee waivers, technical assistance, or other support