Santa Barbara, California has made solar a priority. The city has several municipal installations, a robust set of solar design guidelines, and a Solar Design Reconition Program, which recognizes excellence in design of both active and passive solar systems. The city also supported the local Solarize Santa Barbara campaign.
This is the third in a series of case studies, identified through ICMA’s Solar Survey of Local Governments. For a summary of survey results, click here. The first case study, on Park City, Utah, is available here. The second, on Aurora, Colorado, is available here. To learn more about what local governments are doing to go solar, listen to ICMA’s solar podcasts.