Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2022
In a virtual event on March 17 at Argonne National Laboratory, SolSmart recognized Northlake and nine other Chicago-area communities for achieving SolSmart designation and making it faster, easier, and more affordable to go solar!
Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm congratulated the communities in video remarks at the event. “Together, we can help to deliver on President Biden’s clean energy goals to get to 100% clean electricity by 2035, and we can do it one community at a time,” she said.
- 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