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Naperville Solar Panels Get Extra Incentives

by: Jesse Feinberg
Posted on: October 24, 2019

Updated: April 26, 2021

Are you a Naperville homeowner thinking about going solar?  Good news: Naperville solar installations in the Naperville Electric Utility service area get a special solar incentive payment of up to $3,000!

The Naperville solar incentive is in addition to two other incentive programs: (1) Illinois Shines and (2) the federal solar tax credit.  Combining these three incentive programswhich each apply to all Naperville solar installations—means that upwards of 60% of the cost of going solar is covered by government incentives.  

Naperville solar didn’t always make sense

Until late September 2019, Naperville homeowners didn’t appear to be so lucky.  Under the Illinois Shines program, Illinois homeowners receive a cash incentive from the state of Illinois for hosting a new solar photovoltaic system on their rooftop.  But, ComEd had tried to prevent customers on municipal utilities (like Naperville’s) from benefitting from this incentive.

Naperville solar is now the best deal in Illinois

On September 25, 2019, however, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected ComEd’s effort to prevent municipal and coop utilities from participating in the Illinois Shines program.  Going forward, if you live in Naperville (or St. Charles, Batavia, Geneva, or Winnetka), you have a clear right to participate in and benefit from the Illinois Shines program.

Actually, it turns out that Naperville solar panels are now the best deal in Illinois.  That’s because Naperville solar customers qualify for that extra Naperville Electric Utility rebate in addition to the other main incentive programs.

How can Naperville homeowners participate?

The first step is to set up a solar consultation.  You can do that by completing the form at the bottom of this page.  One of Certasun’s expert solar consultants will meet with and work with you on these key points:

  1. The design of a solar system customized to your home
  2. A precise calculation of the incentives you’ll receive from each incentive program
  3. An estimate of your savings year-by-year and over 25 years

Certasun customers are already benefiting from these outstanding incentives program and many of our customers have already received their Illinois Shines checks for thousands of dollars.

Learn more

Learn more about Illinois Shines in its program brochure.

Check out our guide to help determine if your house may be a good fit for going solar, or get started now with requesting a free, no-obligations quote for your home using the form below.

by: Jesse Feinberg
Jesse is one of Certasun's founders.



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