SolSmart Designees

Beach Park

SolSmart Gold
Population: 13,701
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: 2017

Working with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, Beach Park, Illinois evaluated local permitting processes, as well as planning and zoning procedures, to reduce the time and money it takes to install a solar energy system. The city adopted a policy to turn around permits for small PV systems in 3 days or fewer.