Solar Energy in Gurnee

The Village of Gurnee is participating in the SolSmart program, which helps local governments reduce barriers to solar energy growth and make it easier for homes and businesses to go solar. As part of the Greenest Region Compact, Gurnee is committed to improving the process for solar applicants.

To begin with solar:

  1. Submit a building permit application (short-form).
  2. Include pertinent contractors. Verify electrician is registered with the Village.
  3. Submit two sets of plans, diagram of electrical installation, letter acknowledging smoke/CO detector requirement to be met (see attached), provide signed and sealed letter by Illinois architect or structural engineering certifying that the roof structure has been evaluated. 

Consumer Protection and Resources

Resources for residents and businesses interested in installing solar:


Solar Potential

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Find an Installer

Verify that you are using a certified, trusted installer: