Thanks to strong state (Climate and Equitable Jobs Act) and federal (Inflation Reduction Act) incentives, the money-saving benefits of solar power have never been more accessible to so many people in Illinois.
#1 Want to install panels? Consider the Solar Switch group-buy program
CUB and the nonprofit Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA), along with Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake and Will counties, have launched a solar panel group-buy program, Solar Switch. (Read our news release.) This program helps consumers in those five counties (plus Kendall and McHenry counties) utilize the power of volume discounts alongside state and federal incentives to get the best deal on panels.
#2 No panels? No problem! Check out Community Solar
Illinois’ community solar program allows electricity customers to enjoy the benefits of solar energy without installing panels on their own homes. A community solar subscription is your monthly share of a solar farm that will help offset some of your home’s electricity usage. Thanks to affordable clean energy expanded under CEJA, community solar customers can save roughly 10-20% on the supply portion of their electric bills.
#3 Illinois Solar for All makes the switch to solar more affordable than ever
Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) is a state-run program for income-eligible residents. Consumers can take advantage of the benefits of solar at little or no cost for either residential rooftop solar or community solar. These programs are designed specifically to help lower-income families enjoy the benefits of solar power while helping the planet.
Check out our first-ever solar guide for more info, and please reach out if you have any questions. We’re happy to help!