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Solar in Hoffman Estates

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The Village of Hoffman Estates is a SolSmart Bronze community. SolSmart is a national designation program that recognizes communities that reduce local barriers to solar energy. Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative, SolSmart helps local governments reduce barriers to solar energy in communities to make it simpler for homes and businesses to go solar. Click on the titles below for information about each topic.

Permits are required for the installation and maintenance of photovoltaic solar systems. All of the information you need to start your project is available here.

Permit Information

Building Permit Application - the Village requires a single permit for all building projects, including solar energy 

solar imageSolar Resources

• How to choose a qualified solar installer 
• Illinois Commerce Commission’s list of Certified Distributed Generation installers 
Learn about Solarize Chicagoland: a solar group buy program from Citizens Utility Board and Cook County (presentation includes general information about solar as well)


    Consumer Protection Resources

    • Consumer Protection Business Code of Conduct (Illinois Solar Energy Association
    • Consumer Protection Industry Resource Portal (Solar Energy Industries Association
    Going solar in America  
    • Solar Customer Resource Portal (Solar Energy Industries Association