Aldermen Monday told the Plan Commission’s Zoning Committee to go back to the drawing board in designing new regulations for solar collectors on homes.

The aldermen agreed with complaints from the Environment Board that the proposed new rules were too restrictive — too focused on aesthetics and not enough concerned with energy efficiency.

The aldermen also also want the Zoning Committee to consult with the Energy Commission and the Preservation Commission in developing the new standards.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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