Certasun is Illinois’s premier residential solar company. We are 100% locally owned and live in the Chicago and suburban communities we serve. We are committed to an exceptional customer experience and are thrilled to bring affordable, clean solar energy to Illinois.
We’re residential solar experts. Nine years ago our president, Josh Lutton, founded Woodlawn Associates, a management consulting firm described by one client as the “premier consulting firm in the residential solar industry.” While at Woodlawn, Josh and many of us at Certasun consulted with some of the largest and most successful solar installers, equipment manufacturers, and financiers on how to better operate their businesses. However, because other states have historically enjoyed larger solar markets, we spent most of our time working in California, Hawaii, and on the East Coast. Now, we’re excited to be working here in Illinois!
Certasun serves the entire Chicagoland area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.
Live further away? Please contact us and we would be happy to discuss your solar options.
We’re hiring! Please see our careers page for more detail on open positions.
Our Management Team
Founder & PresidentJosh founded Certasun in 2018 after nine years as Managing Partner of Woodlawn Associates, a consulting firm providing advisory services to solar equipment manufacturers, financiers, and out-of-state solar installers. Prior to founding Woodlawn Associates, he served as an executive at Motorola. A resident of Glencoe, Josh enjoys spending time with his wife, Laura, and his two boys, Ted and Cal.
Director of Sales & MarketingJesse joined Certasun from Woodlawn Associates, where he advised corporate clients on solar transactions and financial strategy. Prior to that, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to a member of Congress on Capitol Hill. Raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, he lives in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago with his wife, Lindsay, and kids, Karl and Alice.
Director of OperationsMicah joined Certasun from Woodlawn Associates, where he consulted for solar and energy storage companies on operations and finance strategy. Micah holds a PhD from Montreal’s McGill University in Materials Engineering and wrote his dissertation on energy storage. Raised in Glenview, Micah resides in Northbrook with his wife, Amanda, and sons, Jonathan and Aaron.
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