Romeoville officials have to decided to waive permit fees for those looking to install solar panels and wind turbines in an effort to encourage renewable energy use.
The village previously made changes to ordinances to enable the use of solar panels and wind turbines, as long as a permit was obtained, according to a news release from the village.
“Romeoville continues its commitment with the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus Greenest Region Compact, to work toward solving environmental sustainability issues of global importance at the local level,” the release said.
Mayor John Noak called renewable, sustainable energy “the future,” and said he did not want to dissuade anyone from exploring these sources.
There currently are five residential solar panel projects underway in Romeoville, and Magid Glove in Romeoville is putting the final changes on the largest solar array in the Midwest. The hope is more residents will continue to incorporate renewable energy into their projects, according to the release.
Magid’s 13.5-acre solar panel rooftop at 1300 Naperville Drive is expected to be finished in October.