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?
What incentives for solar are available in Illinois?
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 lesser factors. Without solar, the owner of a fairly typical Illinois single-family home can expect to pay about $30,000 over 20 years for electricity.
Given that a typical solar system would cost $10,000 net of incentives, a homeowner could save about $20,000 by going solar.
Here’s another way to think about this: Assuming you have $10,000 to invest either in a solar system or some other investment, where would you put it? We’ve calculated that investing in solar is the equivalent of a taxable investment (such as the stock market) earning 14% returns per year for 20 or more years. For reference, the average S&P 500 stock market index return since 1928 is about 10%.
How long does it take to have solar installed?
Once you decide to go solar, we do several things before we actually install the system. First, our engineer will visit your home to take precise measurements. Second, we will produce a package of drawings for your municipal government and get a building permit. Third, we will coordinate with your electric utility. Finally, we will apply for Illinois’s solar incentives on your behalf. All of this usually takes 30-60 days. Actual installation typically takes one day. We will schedule this on a day that is convenient for you.
Will solar panels damage my roof?
Will my system include batteries?
We do offer the option to include batteries to provide backup power when the grid is down.
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?
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