Solar Energy

Solsmart Nationally Distinguished, Locally Powered

The Village of Deer Park is currently participating in the SolSmart program funded by the United States 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 (PDF).

Permit Information


Residential Permit Cost = $390 
Commercial Permit Cost = Project Specific – contact Building Department at (847) 726-1648.

Permitting Steps

1.    Submit building permit application and guide to installing solar panels in Deer Park
a. Residential Permit Application
b. Commercial Permit Application
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 an application with supporting documentation is required. All completed submissions will be issued permits in 10 days or fewer

Solar Resources

Village Initiatives

Informational Resources 

Consumer Protection Resources

Going Solar In America (PDF)

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

Find Installer

North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Illinois Commerce Commission - Distributed Generation Installer

Illinois Solar Energy Association - Find a Professional