Solar in Bensenville

SolSmart-Logo_Silver_color-01The Village of Bensenville is 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.

Bensenville has achieved the Silver level designation in the SolSmart program indicating the village is “open for solar business”. The village streamlined its permit and plan review process, and updated its Solar Energy Code to encourage the use of solar energy as a renewable energy resource. 

New solar energy systems reduce energy demand, reduce the use of fossil fuels, create jobs and will help Bensenville achieve the goals of the Comprehensive Green Action Plan. Refer to Bensenville’s Solar Permitting Guidelines and Checklist for information about permits and the application and inspection processes. Read the full press release 

Solar Resources

Consumer Protection Resources

The links below range from basic residential consumer resources, to resources on land leasing for larger landowners.

Find an Installer

In Illinois a solar installation company must have Distributed Generation Certification through the Illinois Commerce Commission or be working with a subcontractor who has this certification. The links below provide lists of certified installers.