The Certasun Blog

What is ComEd Hourly Pricing?

What is ComEd Hourly Pricing?

ComEd Hourly Pricing can lower your electric bills – especially if you have an electric vehicle or solar system.

Solar Panels and Snow: What You Need to Know

Solar Panels and Snow: What You Need to Know

Solar systems generate more energy in the summer months, but they can be still be productive in the winter, even if it snows. In fact, the impact of snow on solar panels is less than you might think.

Thank You!

Thank You!

As we kick-off Certasun’s fifth year serving our neighbors, I wanted to take a moment to express my deep appreciation to all our customers. 

What’s in the Illinois Energy Transition Act?

What’s in the Illinois Energy Transition Act?

On Monday, September 13, the Illinois Senate is poised to pass the Energy Transition Act. Governor J.B. Pritzker has said he will sign it as soon as possible after it passes. So what is in Illinois’s energy bill?

Understanding Solar Production Estimates

Understanding Solar Production Estimates

Comparing solar quotes and the production estimates are very different? Here we give you the tools you need to understand solar production estimates.

Thank You Customers

Thank You Customers

2020 was a challenging year for our country. As we look back over the past 12 months, we’d like to offer a very sincere and heartfelt “thank you” for trusting us to make your 2020 a little bit sunnier.

#1 Illinois Solar Installer in 2020

#1 Illinois Solar Installer in 2020

Certasun is tremendously honored to be named by SolarReviews.com as the #1 Illinois solar installer for 2020. With a score of 4.74 out of 5.00, Certasun earned the top ranking in the state.

Certasun Guide to EV Charging Equipment

Certasun Guide to EV Charging Equipment

If you are considering buying an electric vehicle — or even if you already have one — you may be considering adding some type of home charging equipment. However, the choices are not necessarily straightforward — especially if you aren't an electrician or electrical...

Community Solar vs. Rooftop Solar in Illinois

Community Solar vs. Rooftop Solar in Illinois

If you live in Illinois you have probably received a mailer recently offering "community solar".  Or, perhaps someone knocked on your door selling subscriptions to a community solar farm. You might be wondering about the benefits of community solar vs. rooftop solar...

ComEd Loses Lawsuit; Will Pay Municipal Utility Customers to Go Solar

ComEd Loses Lawsuit; Will Pay Municipal Utility Customers to Go Solar

Under the Illinois Shines program, ComEd is required to buy Solar Renewable Energy Credits ("SRECs") from Illinois homeowners who go solar.  For many homeowners, this means a check worth upwards of $10,000.  But, until this week, it appeared that homeowners served by...

Illinois Solar Incentive Payments Are Here!

Illinois Solar Incentive Payments Are Here!

Illinois Shines is finally paying out and Certasun customers got 28% of the very first program distribution.  In total, Certasun customers received $247,016 in solar incentive payments from ComEd. How the Illinois solar incentive payments program works Established by...

Can Solar Get Me Off The Grid?

Can Solar Get Me Off The Grid?

So, you want to go off the grid? Don't trust ComEd?  Don't like their rates?  Want to be self-sustainable?  We get it.  Many of our customers feel just the same way.  In this post we'll break down exactly how – and how not – solar can help you get off the grid and...

Introducing the Certasun Production Guarantee

Introducing the Certasun Production Guarantee

So you're thinking about going solar?  Great idea!  But, make sure you get an energy production guarantee. A production guarantee is a vote of confidence for your system.  It's the installer saying that you'll get the benefits described and if for some reason you...

Illinois Energy Sources: How Is Illinois Energy Generated?

Illinois Energy Sources: How Is Illinois Energy Generated?

Illinois energy currently comes from a variety of sources, and solar is now a part (and quickly growing part) of that mix. Thanks to new state incentives, over 61,000 homes in Illinois will add rooftop solar over the next few years. This is a massive jump from the 750 Illinois homes that had installed rooftop solar by 2017.

How to Choose the Best Solar Installer

How to Choose the Best Solar Installer

Going solar is easy and can save you a lot of money. But that doesn’t mean your choice of solar installer is a decision that should be taken lightly. Working with the right company can help ensure you don’t face any unpleasant surprises weeks, months, or years down the road. Here’s our guide to help you choose that right company.