Solar Energy Resources
Roselle is seeking ways to encourage solar energy development in our community. Roselle’s solar energy goals are to:
- Develop and execute a community solar program;
- Develop a streamlined process for solar permitting or inspections; and
- Achieve Operational Readiness goals in the Village Board's 2018-2021 Strategic Plan.
More information about the Village's solar goals can be found in our official Solar Statement.
- Building Permit - Rooftop Solar Panels (PDF) - Download the rooftop solar panel building permit packet for information about the Village’s permitting information for solar panels.
- Zoning Determination Letter (PDF) - Accessory use of Photovoltaic Systems (PV)
The Village has adopted the 2020 National Electrical Code. Please call the Building Department at 630-671-2821 with any questions about the solar permitting process.
Roselle Designated “SolSmart Silver” Community for Advancing Solar Energy Growth
The Village of Roselle was named a "SolSmart Silver" community in 2021 by the national SolSmart program for making it faster, easier, and more affordable for homes and businesses to go solar. This designation recognizes the Village for taking steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles to solar development. For companies looking to expand, a SolSmart Silver designation is a signal that Roselle is “open for solar business.” Roselle was originally designated "SolSmart Bronze in February 2020.
SolSmart is led by The Solar Foundation and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office. More than 300 cities, counties, and small towns have achieved SolSmart designation since the program launched in 2016.
As a SolSmart designee, the Village of Roselle is helping solar companies greatly reduce the cost of installations and pass those savings on to consumers, allowing even more local homes and businesses to obtain affordable, clean, and reliable electricity through solar. To receive designation, cities and counties make changes to their local processes to reduce the time and money it takes to install a solar energy system, including evaluating local permitting processes and planning and zoning procedures.
Homeowners Guide to Going Solar - U.S. Department of Energy
Google Project Sunroof - Investigate your property’s solar potential
Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency - Find financial incentives in Illinois