Solar Panel Guidelines

Looking to Install Solar Panels?

If you are considering solar panels, here are the steps to take prior to installation to make sure all safety requirements and applicable codes are met.

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Customers with solar panels installed will be able to participate in Net Metering, which is an arrangement by which excess energy generated by a renewable energy system is distributed back to the electric grid. Customers will see a credit on their utility bill when this happens.

The system must be owned by the property owner, no PPA. The owner must obtain at least $300,000 of liability insurance and provide a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Naperville as an additional insured.

Naperville Electric Utility Service Rules and Regulations states that all customer-owned generation equipment, including traditional combustion, photovoltaic (PV), wind, or any alternate means of electric energy generation must meet the appropriate national electrical standards (NEC, NESC, etc.), local codes (building, fire, etc.), and all applicable permits must be obtained by the customer.

For more information, contact Technical Specialist Ron Ritter with the Naperville Electric Utility at ritterr@naperville.il.us or (630) 420-4183.

Department of Public Utilities - Electric

  • 1392 Aurora Avenue
    Naperville, IL 60540
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    To set up new service: (630) 420-6059
    For billing questions: (630) 420-6059
    To report an electrical outage: (630) 420-6187
    To report streetlight issues: (630) 420-6187
    For all other electrical inquiries: (630) 420-6181