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City of Warrenville
28W701 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Ph: 630-393-9427
Plugging Into Solar Power
Permitting Solar Power in Warrenville
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The City of Warrenville is committed to encouraging residents and businesses to reduce consumable energy and protect our planet. The following information is provided to assist in the implementation of solar power improvements in the City of Warrenville.  

The City Council has directed Community Development Department staff to allocate its time and direct its efforts in a manner whereby it prioritizes the review and processing of those building permits and development applications that are most likely to result in the construction of solar installations in the City of Warrenville.

A typical rooftop solar energy system permit is generally issued within one week after the following required permit application materials are submitted to the Community Development Department. Systems not mounted on a roof may take additional time due to extra reviews.
  • A completed Building Permit application.
  • Electrical Contractor Registration application(not required for currently registered electricians).
  • Professionally drawn site plan with the plan showing where panels will be located, with dimensions.
  • Structural calculations signed and sealed by a licensed structural engineer that certifies the mounted building wall or roof is structurally sound and will bear the weight of the photovoltaic panels.
  • Provider/installer's photovoltaic system drawings and product documentation. 
  • Construction plans in compliance with the 2015 International Solar Energy Provisions Code.

Permit Fee: $74 for residential, standard photovoltaic system. Total fee is payable when permit issued. Additional fees may be required for large-scale designs.

Required Inspections: Three inspections are typically required; (1) Rough Electric - before roof panels installed, (2) Final Electric, and (3) Building Final - when installation complete. To schedule inspections, call 630-393-9050 one day before inspection requested.  The contractor must be present.


Solar Power Resources
Project Sunroof. Provides an estimated rooftop solar potential for Warrenville roofs.  
Source: Project Sunroof data explorer (May 2018) 
U.S. Department of Energy State and Local Energy Data. Provides comprehensive energy use and activity data to help plan and implement clean energy projects.  
DSIRE Database for State Incentives for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Provides valuable information and incentives for renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Homeowners Solar Rights Act. Know your rights, even if you are in a homeowner association.
ComEd Solar Power Interconnection Information. Guide for interconnecting your solar power with ComEd supply. 
Homeowner’s Guide to Going Solar A resource guide with additional links from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Illinois Solar Energy Association   (ISEA) Website with a focus on consumer protection for Illinois residents. Click here for a direct link other homeowner resources from ISEA.
North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners® Guide for locating certified installers.