Athens-Clarke County was recently designated a SolSmart community in recognition of it being one of the top 100 communities in the United States working to support the use of solar energy.
SolSmart is an initiative of the International City/County Management Association to recognize the communities adopting programs and practices that make it faster, easier, and cheaper to implement solar.
In 2016, the Mayor and Commission adopted a resolution calling for an increase in the amount of renewable energy used in local government operations.
The Mayor and Commission have further supported renewable energy through their annually-adopted strategic goals. Those interested in general information on solar, local rebates, and the Unified Government's use of solar can visit www.athensclarkecounty.com/green.