Introducing SolSmart 

The Village of Deerfield is actively pursuing a Gold Designation from U.S. Department of Energy's SolSmart program, symbolizing our commitment to advancing solar initiatives and empowering residents to embrace sustainable energy practices.

The SolSmart program, launched in 2016, is dedicated to promoting and facilitating the growth of solar energy in cities, towns, counties, and regional organizations. By providing clear guidance and templates based on established best practices, SolSmart assists n implementing key actions across five categories: Permitting and Inspection, Planning and Zoning, Government Operations, Community Engagement, and Market Development. This national initiative aims to reduce solar "soft costs," such as permitting, financing, and installation, with a focus on making solar education and energy more accessible.