Pilot Sites Sought for Cook County Community Solar Project

The U.S. Department of Energy, through its Solar Market Pathways initiative, has awarded Cook County a grant to analyze the potential of community solar. A key goal is to develop five to seven demonstration sites for community solar.

Cook County is seeking rooftop and vacant land properties to potentially serve as host sites for these pilots. While this grant will not fund implementation, it will provide design, solar assessment and technical and financial feasibility analysis.

With community solar, there is no cost to the property owner of the host site and, instead, the property owner can benefit from lease revenue and/or reduced energy costs.

For property owners or portfolio managers considering solar, community solar represents a unique and invaluable opportunity. If you are interested in learning more about hosting community solar on your property, visit the Cook County Community Solar Project site discovery portal. There you will find details on this Request for Expression of Interest and how to submit your property for consideration.

Cook County Community Solar Site Discovery Portal: www.elevateenergy.org/solar-site-discovery

Vito Greco

Community Solar Project Lead

Elevate Energy


Deborah C. Stone

Chief Sustainability Officer and Director

Cook County Department of Environment Control