SolSmart Communities

SolSmart provides recognition and no-cost technical assistance to help local governments reduce barriers to solar energy growth. With help from national and local experts, cities, counties, and towns are cutting red tape to make it easier for homes and businesses to go solar. Local governments that achieve these goals are eligible for SolSmart designation, providing national recognition that they are “open for solar business.”

In Washington State, Spark Northwest is building on the work of Northwest Solar Communities and supporting six jurisdictions to win recognition:

  • Issaquah – Gold
  • Mercer Island – Gold
  • Bellevue – Bronze
  • Edmonds – Bronze
  • King County – In progress
  • Langley – In progress

To learn more about the SolSmart Designation, check out our our flyer here.

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