Solar Energy

The Village of Winnetka 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 makes it easier for homes and businesses to go solar. The Village is also an active member of the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency (IMEA) and utilizes available funding through IMEA’s Energy Efficiency Upgrade Rebate Program.

If you are interested in going solar, our Community Development department has residential and commercial/multi-family checklists and design worksheets. To learn more about the specifics of solar energy installation processes, the Interstate Renewable Energy Council publishes helpful guides.

Village Solar Panels

The Public Works Yards building at 1390 Willow Road has a solar installation that produces about 14,500 kilowatt hours of electricity over the course of a year, and reduces the building's electricity consumption by 6.8%. You may view the output of the solar panels on SolarEdge's website, which may help individuals interested in installing solar panels link current weather patterns with solar output.

Helpful Resources

Use the following listed resources to find certified and trusted solar installers: