Renewable energy resources can help reduce pollution and greenhouse gases, foster a more energy-independent and sustainable Lake County, and save you money. Did you know that Lake County residents can receive incentives and grants for renewable energy installations?
Take Action: You have a choice on who provides the supply portion of your electric service. By shopping for electric supply, you may be able to save money, find suppliers that use green/renewable energy resources, or get different types of services.
Lake County recently earned the highly coveted SolSmart Bronze Designation, furthering Lake County’s commitment to solar power growth in the community! Funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, SolSmart recognizes local governments who take keys steps to reduce barriers to solar energy growth and makes it easier for homes and businesses to go solar.
The County was awarded this designation by increasing transparency for community members and solar installers through an online permitting checklist and identifying restrictions that limited solar development.
Are you interested in installing solar power for your home or business? Learn more by visiting the County’s Solar Energy web page.
As the cost of solar energy goes down, the interest in solar energy from residents and communities increases! Lake County is creating a Solar Energy Task Force, in partnership with local communities to develop a solar energy model ordinance that will serve as a template for communities to use when adopting solar specific zoning codes. Lake County and our partners aim to modernize regulations to adapt to emerging trends in solar technology.
As the new Energy and Environment Committee studies energy consumption and the impact of climate change on the county, this task force will help further the County’s efforts toward looking at renewable energy sources and reducing its carbon footprint.