The City of West Palm Beach Development Services Department has received a certificate of excellence in the SolSmart categories of inspection and permitting.
WEST PALM BEACH, FL (October 9, 2018) –
In addition to achieving SOLSMART GOLD
, the City of West Palm Beach has been presented with a 2018 Special Recognition Award by SolSmart. The SolSmart Special Recognition Award celebrates and shines a light on communities that have gone above and beyond to demonstrate solar excellence and advance solar energy growth by earning at least 60% of the total points available in one or more of the eight SolSmart categories of Permitting; Planning, Zoning and Development; Inspection; Construction Codes; Solar Rights; Utility Engagement; Community Engagement; and Marketing, Development and Finance. The City of West Palm Beach Development Services Department has received a certificate of excellence in the SolSmart categories of inspection and permitting.
As a SolSmart Special Recognition Award winner, the City of West Palm Beach joins an exclusive and diverse group of communities across the U.S. who have not only satisfied the minimum requirements, but exceeded the high standards established by the SolSmart Criteria Advisory Committee.
“The City of West Palm Beach partners with our communities to preserve and enhance quality of life through an extraordinary focus on service,” said West Palm Beach Mayor Jeri Muoio. “We are happy to receive this recognition, as we work to enhance the viability of West Palm Beach as a modern model of health, environmentally progressive, ecologically sustainable and resilient urban living.”
SolSmart is a national designation program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office through the Solar Powering America by Recognizing Communities (SPARC) initiative, designed to recognize communities that have taken key steps to address local barriers to solar energy
and foster the growth of mature local solar markets. A growing number of cities and counties nationwide have achieved SolSmart designation since the program launched in 2016. Local governments can sign up to join the SolSmart program by visiting SolSmart.org.