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Solar Energy in Lake Forest


The City of lake Forest is participating 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.

Over the next few months, Lake Forest, along with several other municipalities in the Chicago region, will participate 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.

Upon completion of the SolSmart program, Lake Forest will receive a designation level that recognizes the City's commitment to promote solar energy.

Helpful Documents and Links

Lake Forest Small Solar Installations - A Resident's Checklist

New Solar Installations on Histroic Properties

IREC Residential Consumer Checklist

Google Solar

February 6, 2019 Lake Forest Community Forum on Solar Energy Video


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(847) 234-2600
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