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Take the first step toward earning SolSmart designation for your community.

Congratulations on taking the first step toward earning SolSmart designation for your community. SolSmart is the flagship national solar designation and technical assistance program for local governments. SolSmart is designed to distinguish local government leadership in solar processes, programs, and procedures, sending a catalytic market signal that designated communities are “open for solar business.” At a local government’s request, SolSmart empowers communities pursuing designation to expand their local solar markets through technical assistance from national solar experts based on best practices. SolSmart strives to cut red tape, drive greater solar deployment, and make it possible for even more American homes and businesses to access affordable, renewable solar energy to meet their electricity needs.

The U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative is a collaborative national effort that aggressively drives innovation to make solar energy fully cost-competitive with traditional energy sources before the end of the decade. Through SunShot, the Energy Department supports efforts by private companies , universities, and national laboratories to drive down the cost of solar electricity to $0.06 per kilo-watt-hour.

Learn more about the application process and designation levels:

Solsmart Guide   Designation Levels

If you still have questions before you are ready to get started, please contact us.