SolSmart Designees


SolSmart Gold
Population: 62,700
Designation Level: SolSmart Gold
Year Designated: Bronze 2020 / Gold 2023

Skokie, Illinois earned SolSmart Bronze in 2020, and worked to upgrade their designation to Gold status in 2023 by embracing a variety of exciting, solar-friendly initiatives. That included increasing awareness of solar career opportunities among the community, amplifying the government’s support for solar through public statements and more, and updating permitting and inspection, along with zoning, to make solar more accessible and less costly.