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VSI Partnering with DMME to Offer SolSmart

VSI is partnering with Virginia's Department of Mines Minerals and Energy to offer the nationally-recognized SolSmart program. SolSmart is a national designation and technical assistance program that empowers and recognizes communities making efforts to become "solar ready." Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, SolSmart provides no-cost technical assistance to help communities cut red tape, drive greater solar deployment, and enable more American homes and businesses to access solar energy to meet their electricity needs. Localities that successfully meet the criteria are designated SolSmart Gold, Silver, or Bronze.

For more information visit DMME's SolSmart website (link below), or email Elizabeth Marshall and Carrie Hearne at

SolSmart Advisors Elizabeth Marshall and Carrie Hearne