Solar Panels Installed at Naperville’s Electric Service Center
City Receives $100,000 Grant to Fund Installation
NAPERVILLE, Ill. — The City of Naperville received a $100,000 grant from the State of Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity for a photovoltaic system that recently was installed atop the City’s Electric Service Center at 1392 Aurora Ave.
The grant helped support the design, planning, scheduling, permitting and construction of a 160-panel fixed tilt axis solar project that will produce a minimum of 63,500 kilowatt hours per year. This annual energy production is enough electricity to power seven homes for a year.
The solar array will help offset the energy costs of the 213,000-square-foot building. The output from the array will be integrated into existing City software for display and analysis of historical and live solar electricity generation data on the City’s website. To view this solar energy generation data, visit https://www.solrenview.com/SolrenView/mainFr.php?siteId=5407.
Similar projects were installed on two other City buildings – the Municipal Center in 2018 and the Public Works Service Center in 2019.
The City of Naperville also is offering rebates to residents who install solar panels. For more information, visit www.naperville.il.us/solar-panel-guidelines.
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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.