Illinois's Premier Home Solar Company

Certasun.  No Surprises.

Certasun is Illinois’s premier home solar company.  We are 100% locally owned and live in Chicago and the suburban communities we serve.  We are committed to an exceptional customer experience.  As such, we offer a No Surprises Guarantee:

  • We will clearly and honestly explain how residential solar works and its economics.
  • We will give you unbiased advice about the pros and cons of different types of solar financing.
  • We will handle all the details and costs of permitting, grid interconnection, scheduling, and construction.
  • We will not outsource your installation to a subcontractor. Our team of well-trained solar installers will perform the work at your home.
  • We will use the world’s best solar panels, from SunPower. SunPower equipment comes with the industry’s only 25-year Complete Confidence Warranty.  See what else makes SunPower great.
  • We will leave your home as clean or cleaner than when we arrived.
  • Your roof will not leak as a result of our installation.

 

Our History

We’re residential solar experts.  In 2009 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.  Now, we’re excited to be working here in Illinois!

Service Area

Certasun serves the entire Chicagoland area, including Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties.

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Careers

We’re hiring!  Please see our careers page for more details on open positions.

Our Management Team

Josh Lutton

Josh Lutton

Founder & President

Josh 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.

Email: josh@certasun.com

Jesse Feinberg

Jesse Feinberg

VP, Sales & Marketing

A Certasun co-founder, Jesse previously worked at Woodlawn Associates, where he advised corporate clients on solar investments and financial strategy. Prior to that, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to an Illinois member of Congress in Washington, DC. Raised in Lake Forest, Illinois, he currently lives in the Lincoln Square neighborhood of Chicago with his wife Lindsay and kids, Karl and Alice.

Email: jesse@certasun.com

Iain Drummond

Iain Drummond

VP, Operations

Iain joined Certasun from Woodlawn Associates, where he consulted for renewable energy companies on operations and finance strategy. Iain holds an M.S. in Applied Physics and began his career in engineering and product management of analytical instruments. Raised in Evanston, Iain resides in Arlington Heights with his wife Dana and daughters, Ella and Skye.

Email: iain@certasun.com

Mike Hines

Mike Hines

VP, Finance & Administration

Mike is an experienced entrepreneur specializing in financial and operational management.  He holds an M.S. in Accountancy from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Business at DePaul University.  A long-time Chicago area resident, Mike lives in Evanston with his wife Connie and daughter Maggie.

Email: michael@certasun.com

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