The Town of Boone has received the “SolSmart Gold” designation from the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar.
In addition to the designation, Boone has also earned a Special Recognition Award for earning over 60% of the available points in both the Permitting & Inspection and Community Engagement criteria categories. As a SolSmart Special Recognition Award winner, the Town of Boone 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 Town of Boone continues to lead the way and serve as an example of how local government can partner with citizens to explore new and exciting ways to prepare for our future. I’m especially proud of our staff who have worked to implement this program and help Boone take one step further along the path of sustainability,” John A. Ward III, Town Manager.
This designation recognizes the Town of Boone for taking bold steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. For companies looking to expand, a SolSmart Gold designation is a signal that the Town of Boone is “open for solar business.”
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