Renewable Energy Program Grant Applications Now Being Accepted
Non-Residential Customers Must Apply by Friday, August 4
Applications are now being accepted for Naperville’s 2017 Renewable Energy Program, which makes grant monies available to directly fund local community-based renewable energy projects within Naperville. Applicants must be a non-residential Naperville Electric Utility customer, and projects must be located and installed in Naperville. Applications will be evaluated on a competitive basis and must be submitted by 5 p.m. Friday, August 4.
Renewable energy projects that may qualify for the Renewable Energy Program grants include passive solar space heat; thermal process heat; solar, photovoltaic, wind, biomass and fuel cells; solar water heat; geothermal heat pumps; solar space heat; and other distributed generation technologies. More information about the 2017 Renewable Energy Program grant, along with the grant application, is available at www.naperville.il.us/repgrant.
Preference will be given to those applicants who have a mission that serves the larger community as well as a community education component about renewable energy solutions to their project (public or private schools, parks, museums, institutions, universities, service clubs, events, gathering spots, places of worship, etc.). Applicants must also be a contributor to the Renewable Energy Program at the time the grant application is submitted and for at least 24 consecutive months after.
Grant awards are limited to a $50,000 maximum cost reimbursement award and 50 percent of the applicant’s total cost of the energy improvement project. The City reserves the right to change the funding levels based on the number of qualified projects submitted. As this is a reimbursement award, funds will be distributed to recipients upon verification of successful project completion and documentation submission. The funding source for this grant program is the Naperville Electric Utility customers who invest in renewable energy through their monthly bill payments.
About Naperville: Located 28 miles west of Chicago, Naperville, Ill., is home to approximately 145,000 people. This vibrant, thriving city consistently ranks as a top community in the nation in which to live, raise children and retire. The city is home to acclaimed public and parochial schools, the best public library system in the country, an array of healthcare options and an exceptionally low crime rate. Naperville has ready access to a variety of public transportation, housing and employment options. The city’s diversified employer base features high technology firms, retailers and factories, as well as small and home-based businesses. Residents also enjoy world-class parks, diverse worship options, the opportunity to serve on several City boards and commissions, a thriving downtown shopping and dining area, a renowned outdoor history museum known as Naper Settlement and an active civic community. For more information, please visit our website at www.naperville.il.us.