Power Up!

Power Up!

The 165 solar panels installed October 2018 on the roof of the Naperville Municipal Center will power the Naperville Jaycees Smart Park. The renewable energy generated from the panels also will reduce the amount of power purchased to operate the Municipal Center and will generate $7,000 in annual savings, which will be used to support the park's maintenance. The solar panels were funded by the Naperville Renewable Energy Program (NREP), supported entirely by Naperville residents' voluntary contributions. 

Green Power

Green Power

Thousands of people enjoy the amenities of the Naperville Park District’s Fort Hill Activity Center, which opened in 2016. One of the many energy-saving features incorporated into the design is an array of 117 solar panels that are installed on the roof. This system can produce approximately 40,000 kWh of energy annually, which is enough energy to power 130 LED light fixtures in the Activity Center for one year. The project was funded in part by the City of Naperville’s Renewable Energy Grant Program.

Bright Lights

Bright Lights

The Naperville Park District’s Nike Sports Complex has playing fields and areas for various sports, including baseball, softball, volleyball and tennis. As part of its sustainability initiatives, in 2014, the Park District installed 45 solar panels on the south-facing roof of the Book Pavilion. The panels convert sunlight to energy to power the lights at the park. The project was funded in part by the City of Naperville’s Renewable Energy Grant Program.

Powering Our Community for the Future

Naperville's Electric Utility understands that to power our world for future generations, we must make environmentally friendly decisions today. Our customers have the opportunity to make electricity-saving choices in their homes and businesses as well as bring clean energy to Illinois' power grid.  

The City of Naperville is committed to improving solar market conditions, making it faster, easier and more affordable for our residents and businesses to install solar energy systems.  

We formally support the following high-level energy goals and will to work to achieve them both in our own community and in collaboration throughout the region:

  • Advance renewable energy
  • Enact policies that support clean energy
  • Engage the community in clean energy practices

In order to measure progress along the way, we will track key metrics related to solar energy deployment, such as the number and location of solar installations and their capacity.

Did you know?

Naperville Electric Utility is in the

Top 10 NREL Program
for Green Power

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