SolSmart Designees

Hanover Park

SolSmart Gold
Population: 37,426
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Bronze 2017 / Gold 2018
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  • Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
  • Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development
The Village of Hanover Park's leadership and commitment to renewable energy intersects with recent efforts in Illinois to lead in these areas, the most notable being the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act, which will bring over $100 million annually for solar development. Participation in SolSmart better positions the Village of Hanover Park to take advantage of this investment and it marks the region as a friendly, cost-effective place to do business.
- Robert Nunamaker, Mayor of the Village Fox River Grove and Executive Board Chairman of the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus