Goshen is Serious About Solar

Published April 2022

14 Reasons Goshen is the Greenest • The Good of Goshen

A solar installation in Goshen

Goshen received a SolSmart Gold designation in 2017, for its work to make solar more accessible to residents. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, Goshen’s SolSmart recognition was the first in Indiana.

Supported in part by funding and support afforded by its SolSmart status, the presence of solar power has grown in Goshen. There were about 100 solar installations by 2020 – 156 watts a person – making the city one of the top 10 in the country based on population.

And Goshen intends to up its solar game further. According to the city’s climate action plan, Goshen needs to move beyond its reliance on NIPSCO for energy generation to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. To this end, the city’s goals include adding renewable energy as a product at specific sites and scouting properties and businesses to potentially serve double-duty as hosts for renewable energy installation.

Written and edited by Wendy Wilson