Designation Level: SolSmart Bronze
Year Designated: 2019
In 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
“SolSmart is a critical source of technical assistance to help us improve our permitting processes at the local level. This program makes solar power more easily accessible to homeowners and businesses, and makes our community more attractive to potential new businesses and residents.”
- Chris Rintz, Winnetka Village President