Solar Power

Park Forest fully supports you going solar!

We’ve been recognized with a SolSmart Gold award for our solar ordinances, which make it easy and fast to get official permission to install solar panels. 

Getting Started with Solar

First, do some research to figure out what type, size, and financing method is best for you. Here are some helpful resources:

In order to make sure you’re getting the maximum environmental and financial benefit, we suggest getting a free energy assessment by ComEd before you solicit any bids for solar installation. They’ll make sure that your house is running as efficiently as possible and install any needed upgrades (often completely for free!) so you can get a solar array that’s the right size for your needs.

Finding an Installer

When you’re ready to get bids, you can do it through EnergySage or you can reach out directly to companies. Here are some that have worked in Park Forest in the past.

This is not an endorsement of any of these companies, we’re just aware of work they’ve done in the village.

When You’re Up and Running

Please send us a photo or little blurb about your panels! We’d love to hear about your experience and the specifications of your system. You can send information to

If Your House Isn’t Optimal for Rooftop Solar

You can join a community solar farm! We are working with providers on plans for Park Forest, or you may be able to find some online. Keep an eye out for community solar meetings in the future.