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Cook County launches Residential Solar Installation Program

Information provided by Cook County

Cook County Sun and Save program covers 100% of the costs associated with installing solar

CHICAGO, Ill. (October 2, 2023) – Last week the Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability launched the Cook County Sun and Save program. In partnership with the Smart Energy Design Assistance Center (SEDAC), this initiative installs solar photovoltaic (PV) systems at no cost for income-qualified residences and homeowners in Cook County.

Cook County Sun and Save fully covers the cost of residential solar system installations as well as some roof and electrical repairs on income-eligible owner-occupied homes in Cook County that meet the program’s guidelines. This program makes solar installations more accessible for eligible Cook County residents.

Installing solar helps reduce carbon emissions, utility bills and barriers to clean energy for residents.

Households that would like to participate in the Cook County Sun and Save program must meet all the following requirements:

  • Homeowners of single-family and small multi-family residences of four units or less located within Cook County.
  • Homeowner must live in the home to be considered owner-occupied. For small multi-family homes of four units or less, the owner/property owner must live in one of the units and is required to be the primary applicant for the program.
  • Household income of the homeowner must be between 80% and 120% of the Area Median Income.

The program will run until August 31, 2026, or until funds run out.

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