Solar Energy Portal
The Village of Hawthorn Woods is currently 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 go solar. View the Village’s Solar Statement.
Residential Permit Cost = $400 flat fee – includes plan review and rough/final inspections.
Commercial Permit Cost = Project Specific – contact Building Division at (847) 438-5500.
1. Submit building permit application and Contractor’s Registration
2. Site plan
3. Electrical diagram
4. Specification sheets and installation manuals
*For more information please see the Solar Permit Guidelines.
Note a 10-day plan review turnaround time is the Village’s goal, but cannot always be accommodated due to workload.
Grow Solar Local Government Solar Toolkit
Homeowners’ Solar Rights Act
Expedited Permit Process for PV Systems
US Department of Energy – State & Local Energy Data
DSIRE – Database of energy-related policies and incentive in Illinois
Consumer Protection Resources
Going Solar In America
Interstate Renewable Energy Council
Solar Energy Industries Association – Solar Customer Resource Portal
Solar Energy Industries Association – Consumer Protection Industry Resource Portal
Solar Energy Industries Association – Guide to Land Leases for Solar
Illinois Solar Energy Association – Consumer Protection Business Code of Conduct
The Solar Foundation – Leasing Municipal & Private Property for Solar: Key Steps & Considerations