Delaware Designated A ‘SolSmart’ Community

24 Mar , 2022  

The City of Delaware is receiving a bronze designation from the national SolSmart program for making it easier for homes and businesses to go solar. This designation recognizes the City of Delaware for taking steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development.

SolSmart is led by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council and the International City/County Management Association and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. More than 400 cities, counties, and small towns have achieved SolSmart designation since the program launched in 2016.

“We are proud to be recognized as a national leader in advancing solar energy,” City Manager Tom Homan said. “We want to help more local homes and businesses to obtain affordable, clean and reliable electricity through solar, as well as drive economic development and create local jobs.” More…

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MORPC Receives Regional SolSmart Designation

30 Apr , 2021  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has been designated as a regional SolSmart community, having received the Silver designation. The agency is one of only a handful of regional organizations across the country to receive the designation.

SolSmart is a national program designed to recognize local governments for encouraging solar energy growth. Communities that pursue SolSmart designation receive no-cost technical assistance from a team of national solar experts.

In MORPC’s case, the agency can leverage the resources it has already made available to its member communities, such as the Central Ohio Solar Energy Toolkit for Local Governments, to encourage them to install solar energy systems. More…