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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Solar in DuPage County

The Future Energy Jobs Act (Senate Bill 2814) was signed into law on December 7, 2016 and was significant as it placed emphasis on renewable development and energy efficiency in Illinois.  The Act is anticipated to result in an investment of approximately $180 million per year in funding for renewable resources, including new wind power, large-scale solar power, and rooftop and community solar. DuPage County has been working to support solar installations.  See the County's Solar Statement.

Group Purchasing Program for Residential Solar

Offered by the Citizens Utility Board and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Cook, Will, DuPage and Kane counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable. For more information and to find a Solar Power Hour, a free information session on the program, visit;

2018 Solar Energy Conference

On October 25, 2018, DuPage County, Choose DuPage and PowerForward DuPage hosted an solar energy conference.  The conference provided a broad overview of solar from an economic development viewpoint for commercial property owners. 

Solar Permitting

To obtain a permit for solar installation in unincorporated DuPage County, applicants must submit the required building permit application. Information on applying for a permit can be found under the Building Division webpage:

Residential Installation Resources

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