- Solar Power
Welcome to the Village of Westmont Solar Power informational landing page. This page features links to helpful resources regarding solar power including: general information regarding solar power, specific information as it relates to Village of Westmont code pertaining to solar power for residential and commercial purposes, resources for finding solar power contractors, and links regarding consumer protection as it relates to solar power projects.
SOLAR POWER INFORMATION RESOURCES
Commonwealth Edison has created a helpful step-by-step reference webpage for people who are interested in learning more about the possibility of using solar power. Check out their Getting Started With Solar resource. ComEd also has a helpful resource guide that assists citizens with finding a qualified solar power contractor. Additionally, ComEd has created a webpage that conveniently lists information regarding solar power financial incentives and tax credits.
The SCARCE organization is a great resource for all environmental topics including solar power. Their solar power webpage provides basic information regarding the benefits of solar power as well as a sign-up form to obtain further information including a solar power assessment for homes and businesses. Visit the SCARCE.ORG website for more information.
METROPOLITAN MAYORS CAUCUS
The Metropolitan Mayors Caucus is a membership organization of the Chicago region’s 275 cities, towns and villages. Founded in 1997, the MMC provides a platform for area municipalities to collaborate on public policy issues as well as focus on environmental and sustainability concerns. The MMC has published several helpful resources regarding solar power. For more information, visit the MMC website and search Solar Power. The website features a SolSmart webpage that highlights some of the solar power initiatives and goals.
FTC CONSUMER PROTECTION INFORMATION
Citizens who explore the possibility of utilizing solar power may be interested in learning more about consumer protection as it relates to these types of projects. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has developed a consumer protection webpage that will help people as they research and implement their solar power projects.
INTERSTATE RENEWABLE ENERGY COUNCIL - IREC
The vision of the IREC is to create a 100% clean energy future that is reliable, resilient, and equitable. IREC strives to build the foundation for rapid adoption of clean energy and energy efficiency to benefit people, the economy, and our planet. Visit the IREC website for more information.
SolSmart is a national designation program recognizing cities, counties, and regional organizations that foster the development of mature local solar markets. Visit the SOLSMART website for more information.
Project Sunroof is a Google-sponsored webpage that assists people with determining how much money they can save with solar power using Google Earth. Visit the Project Sunroof website to get started.
ILLINOIS SOLAR ENERGY/EDUCATION ASSOCIATION - ISEA
The ISEA consists of two non-profit organizations - the Illinois Solar Energy Association and the Illinois Solar Education Association. The ISEA promote the widespread application of solar and other forms of renewable energy through our mission of advocacy and education. Visit the ISEA website for more information. Visit the Find A Professional link for a list of potential solar installers.
VILLAGE OF WESTMONT CODE
PERTAINING TO RESIDENTIAL AND
COMMERCIAL USE OF SOLAR POWER
The Village of Westmont Community Development Department has created a SOLAR SPECIFICATIONS, REQUIREMENTS and GUIDELINES document that outlines Westmont code-related information as it pertains to installing and implementing solar power for residential and commercial properties. Additionally, Westmont has created a SOLAR REGULATIONS FACT SHEET that provides citizens with information regarding solar power installations.
For more information regarding development projects utilizing solar power in Westmont, please contact the Westmont Community Development Department via their email.