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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. Click here to view the Village's Solar Statement. 

Permit Information
Residential Permit Cost = $375 flat fee – includes plan review and rough/final inspections. 
Commercial Permit Cost = Project Specific – contact Building Division at (847) 438-5500.

Permitting Steps
1. Submit building permit application and Contractor’s Registration 
a. Residential Permit Application
b. Commercial Permit Application
c. Contractor's Registration
2. Site plan (see Solar Permit Guidelines)
3. Electrical diagram (see Solar Permit Guidelines)
4. Specification sheets and installation manuals (see Solar Permit Guidelines)

Note a 10-day plan review turnaround time is the Village’s goal, but cannot always be accommodated due to workload. 

Solar Resources
Village Initiatives
Greenest Region Compact 2 Framework 
Village Resolution endorsing Greenest Region Compact 2
Village Ordinance No. 1791-17 Amending the Village Code - Title 9, Chapter 18 - Solar Energy Systems

Informational Resources 
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 https://www.illinoissolar.org/ISEA-Code-of-Conduct

The Solar Foundation – Leasing Municipal & Private Property for Solar: Key Steps & Considerations

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