Solar Panel Guidelines

Solar Statement

The City of Naperville is committed to working to improve 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 goals and will work to achieve them both in our own community and with collaboration throughout the region. These high-level energy goals are:

  • 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. This action is consistent with our commitment to transparency, open data, and sustainability reporting expectations established by our local Sustainability Plan.

Solar Installation Checklist

Before installing solar panels, here is a checklist that will help guide you through the process.

Solar Panel Guidelines include:

  • Solar Installation Application Packet that includes information about:
  • Utility Connection Standards
  • Net Metering: Customers with solar panels installed can participate in Net Metering, which is an arrangement by which excess energy generated by a renewable energy system is distributed back to the grid. Customers will see a credit on their bill.
  • Solar Compliance Form
  • Residential Load Calculation
  • Historic District 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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Service Rules and Regulations

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.

Solar Resources

Consumer Protection Resources

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Find A Certified Installer

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