The City of Boise is committed to more sustainable energy with solar energy as one of the many options that will help improve our energy future. As a part of this commitment, in 2018, the City of Boise has earned a Gold Designation from SolSmart for making solar energy more readily available and cost efficient in the community.
As a result of streamlining the solar installation process, residents, businesses, and solar companies have invested in solar energy. For Fiscal Year 2020, Residential Solar PV Permits totaled 296 permits and are up 12% over last fiscal year. Commercial Solar PV Permits totaled 8 permits and are up 300% over last fiscal year. Total Solar PV Permits totaled 304 permits and are up 14% over last fiscal year.