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Accept the SolSmart City & County Challenges!


SolSmart is proud to announce the SolSmart City & County Challenges

These national competitions presented by the National League of Cities and the National Association of Counties were launched for cities and counties to showcase their support for solar energy. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, the SolSmart program aims to nationally recognize solar-leading local government organizations and communities and empowers counties and cities to become more solar-friendly through no-cost technical assistance.

The Challenges

The SolSmart City & County Challenges started Monday, August 8th and will run until Friday, September 9th. Cities and counties can join the challenge by completing the SolSmart designation scorecard during this five-week period only. The two cities and the two counties with the highest verified point totals during this timeframe will receive first and second places prizes. ALL communities participating in the SolSmart challenges still have the opportunity to win as communities can still achieve bronze, silver or gold SolSmart designation. Any city or county that completes a designation scorecard is also eligible for no-cost technical assistance from SolSmart's team of solar experts who will work with elected officials, city staff, and community members to help improve their solar policies and processes.

The Prizes

SolSmart City CHallenge Prizes (presented by NLC):

1st Place

  • Two complimentary passes to the 2016 City Summit
  • Guest blog post on CitiesSpeak, the official blog of the National League of Cities
  • Speaking role during a 2016 City Summit workshop on Energy Policy
  • Recognition on NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute website
  • Recognition in The Weekly, the official newsletter of the National League of Cities

2nd Place

  • One complimentary pass to the 2016 City Summit
  • Recognition during a 2016 City Summit workshop on Energy Policy
  • Recognition on NLC’s Sustainable Cities Institute website
  • Recognition in The Weekly, the official newsletter of the National League of Cities

Solmart County Challenge Prizes (presented by NACo):

1st Place

  • 1 complimentary registration to 2017 NACo Legislative Conference, February 25-March 1, Washington, D.C. 
  • 1 complimentary registration to 2017 NACo Annual Conference and Exposition, July 21-24, Franklin County, Columbus, Ohio
  • Presentation opportunity during NACo-hosted SolSmart webinar, October 2016
  • Featured story in NACo's County News 
  • Recognition in NACo email newsletters
  • Recognition in NACo Blog post and Resilient Counties newsletter
  • Recognition in NACo's Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee communications
  • SolSmart County Challenge first place certificate 

2nd Place

  • 1 complimentary registration to 2017 NACo Legislative Conference, February 25-March 1, Washington, D.C. 
  • Featured story in NACo's County News 
  • Recognition in NACo social media posts
  • Recognition in NACo Blog post and Resilient Counties newsletter
  • Recognition in NACo's Environment, Energy and Land Use Steering Committee communications
  • SolSmart County Challenge second place certificate 

Accept Your SolSmart Challenge Today!

 
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