By Tim Kowols
Building off of its Green Tier Legacy Community status, the village of Egg Harbor hopes to earn a similar distinction for its commitment to solar energy. The village recently earned a grant from SolSmart, a federally funded recognition program, to hire a technical consultant to evaluate its current practices. Village administrator Ryan Heise says the county has already approved property-assessed clean energy, which would allow property owners to save a few bucks on their energy bills.
Heise says the technical consultant will begin looking at the village’s current codes, utility engagement, and market development in November. There are currently 213 communities nationwide with SolSmart designation representing 61 million people.