Energy Initiatives

Fairfax County, Virginia

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12000 Government Center Parkway
Fairfax, VA 22035

Ali Althen,
Communications Specialist

Fairfax County Designated SolSmart Silver

In June, Fairfax County received a Silver designation from SolSmart, which is co-led by The Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. SolSmart recognizes local governments for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to install solar panels.

This designation recognizes the county for its long-standing efforts to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. In addition to documenting policies and procedures already in place, a SolSmart advisor worked with the county to review the Zoning Ordinance, train planning staff, and create a Solar Permit Checklist and a comprehensive Solar webpage.

Fairfax County is one of only four jurisdictions in Virginia to receive a Silver designation. The county also received special recognition for its inspections process. More information can be found in this press release

Pictured below, Energy Action Fairfax Program Manager Jessica Lavender and County Executive Bryan Hill accepted the designation on behalf of the county.

SolSmart Silver Plaque with County Executive and Staff


Fairfax Virtual Assistant