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Woodstock, it turns out, is an excellent location for solar panels. Woodstock gets more sunlight than most of the Chicago area and thus Woodstock solar panels are perfect for turning sunlight into savings.read more
If you are considering going solar, you may be confused why certain "facts" don't seem to line up across vendors. At Certasun, we never want you to be surprised (except positively) about the experience of going solar. That's why we've developed our No Surprises...read more
Aside from the obvious benefit of a warranty – to protect you against manufacturing defects as well as premature wear and tear – a good warranty is validation that a solar system is built to last. What makes for a good solar warranty? Let’s discuss the key considerations.read more
Bill Wayne, Certasun’s newest solar consultant, helps homeowners in McHenry County and northern Kane County figure out how much they can save by going solar. A longtime resident of Lakewood, Bill got interested in solar because of his passion for environmental stewardship.read more
If you own a home in a development managed by a Homeowners Association (HOA), you likely know that the HOA has some control over what you can and can’t do with your home. However, if you’re considering installing a rooftop solar system, there’s good news for you.read more
Solar panels in Illinois don’t get as much sunlight as those in Arizona or most of California. Illinois is not a particularly sunny place. But, it is also not particularly un-sunny, either. It’s just average. And the amount of sunshine is only one factor that determines the economics of solar.read more
I’m embarrassed by this story. Earlier this week, I found out I was getting a raw deal from the company that supplies the electricity for my home (a “competitive electricity supplier”). I should have been the last person this would happen to.read more
It would be a cruel irony if increasing your home’s value by installing solar then also increased your property taxes. Luckily, at least for homeowners in Illinois, this should not be the case.read more
On June 4, 2018, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) announced the final SREC prices for solar systems. These are the incentives ComEd will pay homeowners for installing solar. One SREC represents the renewable attributes of one megawatt-hour (MWh) of energy produced.read more
ComEd, the electric utility for most of northern Illinois, has just announced that electricity supply rates will increase by more than 10% beginning in October 2018.read more
On January 22 President Trump imposed a 30% tariff on solar panels made overseas. You might be wondering if it’s still worth it to purchase solar for your home. Yes, for four reasons.read more
We looked at how an investment in home solar panels in Illinois might compare to an investment in the stock market. In short, we found that an investment in solar is likely to return significantly more than one in the stock market. A homeowner choosing to “go solar” ends up with $17,000 more after 20 years than one who invests in stocks.read more
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