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The SolSmart Innovation Award is a new feature of the SolSmart program that highlights designated communities who have implemented innovative solar actions or programs.

Communities are judged on its unique approaches or noteworthy actions that:

  1. Reduce soft costs beyond the scope of SolSmart criteria,
  2. Reduce time or complexity associated with solar permitting, inspection, or any other process,
  3. Increased notable solar adoption in your community.
  4. Level of uniqueness and or innovation

We’re looking to highlight innovative actions around solar+ storage, solar and EVs, solar for resilience, and any other innovative solar actions.

Award winners will be announced in September and the award presentation event will occur in October at the ICMA Annual Conference in Nashville, TN. Winners will be recognized on the SolSmart website and other national media outlets.

For questions, please contact SolSmart at