Chicago-area mayors hope collaboration will spark more interest in solar

Midwest Energy News: As Illinois aims to meet ambitious new solar targets, the leaders of Chicago-area communities hope that a federally-funded collaborative project will spark solar development by cutting red tape and educating the public.

The Chicago-area Metropolitan Mayors Caucus received a three-year grant from the Solar Foundation to help municipalities get simultaneously certified under the U.S. Department of Energy’s SolSmart program, part of the SunShot Initiative.

With a dozen of municipalities participating, the Chicago area is the largest SolSmart collaboration nationwide, according to the mayors caucus.

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