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    New SolSmart County Challenge Launched: Compete to Receive National Recognition and More

    The National Associaition of Counties is excited to announce the 2016 SolSmart County Challenge, a new national competition for counties to showcase their support for solar energy. 

    The SolSmart County Challenge is a new component of the recently-launched SolSmart program.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initaitive, SolSmart aims to nationally recognize solar-leading communities and empowers counties and cities to become more solar-friendly through no-cost technical assistance.  

    The SolSmart County Challenge will run for five weeks, from Monday, August 8th until Friday, September 9th.  Counties can join the challenge by completing the SolSmart designation scorecard during this five-week period only.  

    The two counties with the highest verified point totals during this timeframe will receive the following prizes: 

    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 Commitee 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 

    It is very important to keep in mind that All counties that participate in the SolSmart County Challenge will still have the opportunity to win.  Any community that completes a designation scorecard can still achieve bronze, silver or gold SolSmart designation even if they don't finish with the two highest scores.  Moreover, any county that completes a designation scorecard is also elgible for no-cost technical assitance froma team of national solar experts to help improve their solar policies and processes.  

    For any additional information, please contact Jack Morgan at jmorgan@naco.org or 202-942-4274.  You can also visit www.solsmart.org or reference this previous blog post for more information about the SolSmart program.

    The National Associaition of Counties is excited to announce the 2016 SolSmart County Challenge, a new national competition for counties to showcase their support for solar energy. 
    2016-08-05
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    2016-08-16

The National Associaition of Counties is excited to announce the 2016 SolSmart County Challengea new national competition for counties to showcase their support for solar energy. 

The SolSmart County Challenge is a new component of the recently-launched SolSmart program.  Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initaitive, SolSmart aims to nationally recognize solar-leading communities and empowers counties and cities to become more solar-friendly through no-cost technical assistance.  

The SolSmart County Challenge will run for five weeks, from Monday, August 8th until Friday, September 9th.  Counties can join the challenge by completing the SolSmart designation scorecard during this five-week period only.  

The two counties with the highest verified point totals during this timeframe will receive the following prizes: 

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 Commitee 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 

It is very important to keep in mind that All counties that participate in the SolSmart County Challenge will still have the opportunity to win.  Any community that completes a designation scorecard can still achieve bronze, silver or gold SolSmart designation even if they don't finish with the two highest scores.  Moreover, any county that completes a designation scorecard is also elgible for no-cost technical assitance froma team of national solar experts to help improve their solar policies and processes.  

For any additional information, please contact Jack Morgan at jmorgan@naco.org or 202-942-4274.  You can also visit www.solsmart.org or reference this previous blog post for more information about the SolSmart program.

About Jack Morgan (Full Bio)

Program Manager – Resilient Economies and Communities

Jack Morgan works as a Program Manager for Resilient Economies and Communities on NACo's County Innovations Lab team. He handles community and economic development, resilience, energy and transportation grants and programs. Jack also serves as the NACo staff liasion to the National Association of County Planners(NACP).