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Fed-backed program designates communities across the U.S. "open for #solar business"

Fed-backed program designates communities across the U.S. "open for #solar business"

The SolSmart program, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, has recognized 22 city and county communities across the country with gold, silver, and bronze designations for encouraging solar market growth. These 22 communities are the first to receive SolSmart designations since the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and The Solar Foundation launched the federally funded program in April. A SolSmart designation signals that a community is “open for solar business,” helping to attract solar industry investment and generate economic development and local jobs. SolSmart aims to designate 300 communities during the three-year program. The 14 communities receiving SolSmart Gold designation include Austin, Texas; City of Boulder, Colo.; Columbia, Mo.; Fremont, Calif.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Gladstone, Mo.; Hartford, Conn.; Kansa...

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