City of Chicago - Solar Express Permit Program (Illinois)
Last modified on December 17, 2014.
Financial Incentive Program
|Name||City of Chicago - Solar Express Permit Program|
|Incentive Type||Green Building Incentive|
|Applicable Sector||Commercial, Residential, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential|
|Eligible Technologies||Roofs, Photovoltaics|
|Energy Category||Renewable Energy Incentive Programs, Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs|
|Program Administrator||City of Chicago|
|Date added to DSIRE||2014-10-16|
|Last DSIRE Review||2014-10-16|
|References||DSIREDatabase of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency|
In an effort to cut fees and reduce time-in-line, the City of Chicago is streamlining and standardizing the permitting and zoning process for rooftop Photovoltaic (PV). Small and large rooftop PV generators can now access the City of Chicago Easy Permit Process. Qualifying projects can receive same-day permit approvals (a process that use to take 30 days) at reduced fees of 25% ( down from $375 to $275).
- Small rooftop solar PV systems are those generating less than 13.44 kilowatt (kW)
- Large rooftop solar PV systems are those generating greater than 13.44 kW
The process involves the selection of a Chicago licensed solar installer and approval by the City of Chicago and ComEd. Interested applicants should view the program website or check out the guideline link below for more information on the application process.
|Contact Name||Sophie Marie Martinez|
|Department||Green Permit Program Manager/Projects Administrator|
|Division||City of Chicago|
|Address 2||121 North LaSalle Street|
- Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.