The Town of Holly Springs is working to make it easier for homes and businesses to harness the energy of the sun.
The Town has earned a Bronze designation from the solar organization SolSmart for its efforts to make it faster and more affordable for homes and businesses in town to go solar. The designation was announced at the Town Council's Dec 21 meeting.
“The Town’s support of alternative energy options for homeowners demonstrates Holly Springs’ commitment toward sustainability and the environment,” said Mayor Sean Mayefskie.
Key tasks completed to earn the Bronze designation included creating a solar webpage and an easy to follow solar permitting checklist, reviewing the Town’s development ordinance for potential improvements in solar regulations, and obtaining specialized training for staff.
The Town already is working toward obtaining a Silver designation from SolSmart.
The SolSmart program, funded through the U.S. Department of Energy, provides technical assistance aimed at helping the Town enhance opportunities for local solar energy generation.