Rockford receives Gold award for its use of solar energy

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Rockford is recognized for making it easier for homes and businesses to use solar energy.

The Forest City received a Gold designation from the National SolSmart program.

The state of Illinois has the most SolSmart designees in the nation and Rockford was awarded the highest grade of any community in the state.

This designation recognizes the city for taking steps to encourage solar energy growth and remove obstacles for solar development. 

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