"Our community is proactive about sustainablilty initiatives and works to reduce our impact on our fragile planet. Energy consumption is one of the greatest contributors to climate change. As a City and as a nation, we must take this seriously. Our participation in the SolSmart program will help us encourage solar development in Highland Park and send a message that solar power works for government, residents, and businesses."Nancy R. Rotering, Highland Park Mayor
Created an online permitting checklist, increasing transparency for community members and solar installers.
Reviewed local zoning codes and identified restrictions that intentionally or unintentionally prohibit solar PV development