Gov. JB Pritzker has signed laws defending Illinoisians’ proper to scrub vitality and entry to solar energy. A revision to the Owners’ Power Coverage Assertion Act, HB 644, will assure owners’ rights to put photo voltaic on their house with out main redesign necessities, whereas bettering the timeline for approval by a owners’ affiliation (HOA).
This invoice will allow better deployment of customer-sited technology, like rooftop photo voltaic, by recognizing the precise all Illinoisans need to generate and retailer their very own clear electrical energy. Rooftop photo voltaic empowers folks with the power to generate their very own energy on their very own property and retailer it in a battery for resilience, even within the occasion of grid outages.
Laws have hindered the elevated curiosity in solar energy, however this new legislation ensures each resident can pretty and equitably profit from Illinois’ clear vitality future.
“The advantages of this laws go far past any single rooftop,” states Colleen Smith, deputy director of the Illinois Environmental Council. “We will make significant progress on carbon discount and reaching our local weather targets by getting everybody concerned, and breaking down limitations to photo voltaic will result in cleaner air, more healthy residents and extra vibrant native economies.”