Nick Kasza is a Senior Associate with the Sustainable Cities Institute at the National League of Cities. He is part of a team that manages the SolSmart program funded by the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative. SolSmart is a national designation and technical assistance program that recognizes leading solar communities and empowers additional communities to expand their local solar markets. He helps deliver technical assistance to cities pursuing SolSmart designation. His areas of expertise include solar energy policy, project development, due diligence, and risk assessment.