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. Most home solar systems end up costing between $12,000 to $30,000. However, federal and state incentives can cover over 60 percent of that 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?
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?
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?
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.
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