Illinois's Premier Home Solar Company
Is my home a good fit for solar?
How big of a solar system do I need?
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Is Illinois sunny enough for solar?
How much does a residential solar system cost?
The number of panels in a solar system is the biggest driver of cost. Systems with more panels are more expensive than systems with fewer panels. However, federal and state incentives generally cover about 60 percent of the cost. We also have financing options available. Learn more about solar system costs and financing options here. We are happy to provide a free, no-pressure quote.
What incentives for solar are available in Illinois?
Both the federal government and Illinois provide incentives for home solar. The federal incentive is a tax credit worth (as of 2020) 26% of the price of a solar system. With it, you reduce the income tax you would otherwise pay by this amount. Click here for more information on how to take the credit.
The Illinois solar incentive comes in the form of Solar Renewable Energy Credits (“SRECs”) you earn with your system. Most Illinois utilities are required to purchase these from you (at prices set by the Illinois Power Agency) when you install your system. They are typically worth about 30% of the cost of a typical system. You should receive your SREC payment check within six months of energizing your system.
How much money will I save by going solar?
The amount you will save depends on how much electricity you consume today, the size of the solar system, the utility from which you receive service, and several other factors.
How long does it take to have solar installed?
Will solar panels damage my roof?
Will my system include batteries?
Generally, no. Most home solar systems are designed to operate in conjunction with the electric grid. That way, if you happen to consume more power at any moment than the solar system is producing, you draw the excess power from the grid. Conversely, when your solar system produces more than you are consuming at that moment, the excess power will flow into the grid. Your utility will net out all of this and you will only be billed for the net amount you consume from the grid.
We do not offer the option to include a battery at this time. However, our solar systems are compatible with a number of battery options; you can always add on a battery later.
How long will a solar system last?
What kind of maintenance is required?
Do you provide a warranty?
What areas do you serve?
What if I want to sell my home?
Research has found that solar panels can increase home values. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (a unit of the U.S. Department of Energy) issued a report in 2015 showing that homes with solar sell for more than similar homes that do not have solar. In fact, they found that the increase in sale price was greater than the net cost of the solar system. Other research has reached the same conclusion: having a solar system increases your home’s value.
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