Designation Level: SolSmart Silver
Year Designated: 2019
In Libertyville, Illinois and nationwide, SolSmart-designated communities are opening up solar markets and encouraging a dramatic expansion of solar energy.
- 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
Since becoming a SolSmart Community (May, 2019), we have received a 50% (7) increase in the amount of solar permits issued and expect the trend to continue. The resources gathered from the SolSmart process has helped prepare the appropriate staff in regards to reviews and inspections of these systems.
- Patrick Hastings, Management Analyst, Libertyville Public Works Dept.