Round Lake Beach
In 2019, 23 Illinois municipalities and counties, including Round Lake Beach, received the coveted SolSmart designation in a ceremony at Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois. These communities received no-cost technical assistance from the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, which served as a SolSmart Advisor and was the chief catalyst in the communities’ drive to seek designation.
- 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