Solar in DuPage County
The Future Energy Jobs Act (Senate Bill 2814) was signed into law on December 7, 2016 and was significant as it placed emphasis on renewable development and energy efficiency in Illinois. The Act is anticipated to result in an investment of approximately
$180 million per year in funding for renewable resources, including new wind power, large-scale solar power, and rooftop and community solar. DuPage County has been working to support solar installations. See the County's Solar Statement.
Group Purchasing Program for Residential Solar
Offered by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Cook, Will, DuPage and Kane counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable. For more information and to find a Solar Power Hour, a free information session on the program, visit; https://www.growsolar.org/chicagoland/.
To obtain a permit for solar installation in unincorporated DuPage County, applicants must submit the required building permit application. Information on applying for a permit can be found under the Building Division webpage: https://www.dupageco.org/building/
Residential Installation Resources
Solar Energy Conference
DuPage County, Choose DuPage and PowerForward
DuPage hosted an solar energy conference in 2018. The conference provided a
broad overview of solar from an economic development viewpoint for
commercial property owners.
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