The City of Laurel has been awarded a SolSmart Gold designation for its efforts to make it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office, SolSmart recognizes cities and counties for cutting red tape and making solar more affordable and accessible for homes and businesses.

The SolSmart Gold designation recognizes that Laurel is “open for solar business,” helping to attract solar industry investment that generates economic development and jobs. To learn more about this well-deserved designation, visit