24 Oct '13, 12pm

Chicago promises 1 day turnaround on #solar #permitting. California cities take note! #SPICon

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn reiterated the state's renewable energy portfolio (RPS) standard of 25 percent of electricity from renewable sources by 2025, with its 6 percent carve-out for solar, and how last year the state increased its solar energy capacity by 76 percent. "We want to take advantage of every solar opportunity we can," he said. Meanwhile, the city of Chicago continues to push ahead with renewable energy and related efforts on a number of fronts. Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced the creation of a new "Chicago Solar Express" program to streamline residential and commercial solar energy installations on rooftops, which promises an expedited one-day turnaround for residential solar rooftop permitting instead of the typical 30-day process – garnering immediate audience applause – and lowering fees from $375 to $275. The program also incorporates new guidelines to cla...

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