Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Adding Solar in the Windy City

Chicago to make it faster, cheaper to add solar power
October 21, 2013 - Chicago is getting a new, streamlined process for solar installations that policymakers hope will lead to more panels on more roofs.

City officials say the reforms -- developed with a $750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy -- will slash wait times for solar permits for small projects from 30 days to one and cut fees by 25 percent, to $275.

The DOE's SunShot Rooftop Solar Challenge is a national initiative to make solar power cost competitive with other forms of energy by the end of the decade. read more>>>

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