Solar Energy


The City of Lake Forest has participated in the Solsmart program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, which helps local governments reduce barriers to solar energy growth and make it easier for homes and businesses to move towards greater solar energy use.

Lake Forest, along with several other municipalities in the Chicago region, also participated in SolSmart, a national designation program recognizing communities for making it faster, easier and more cost-efficient to install and enjoy the benefits of solar energy.

Lake Forest completed the SolSmart program in May of 2019 and received a bronze designation level that recognizes the City's commitment to promote solar energy.

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North Shore Community Solar Program
The City of Lake Forest, along with five other north shore communities have teamed up with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus to launch Illinois' largest municipally sponsored community solar program. The program, made possible by the North Shore Electricity Aggregation Consortium and Metropolitan Mayors Caucus, will help residents and small businesses support solar development in Illinois and access guaranteed utility savings.  

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