The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

Main menu


Avenue Garage taps sun for power

Oak Park's pursuit of environmental sustainability  took a major step forward in 2012 when a solar electric system was installed atop the Avenue Garage. At the time of installation, the solar array mounted on the roof of the public garage on North Boulevard just east of Oak Park Avenue was the third largest municipal array in Illinois and the largest garage-mounted system in the state.

The project was funded primarily by a grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, with funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Oak Park expects to recover its investment in 10 to 12 years, a period that may be reduced further from the sale of renewable energy credits