Updated Oct 28, 2021.



For the latest news, join us for the second webinar in our educational series on how the groundbreaking new Illinois Climate & Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) affects solar in the state:

Solar in Illinois: What Does “Illinois Solar for All” Mean?

Wed, Nov 10th at 6:00 PM (CST)

StraightUp Solar’s Shannon Fulton will shine a light on the funding increase and new additions to the Illinois Solar for All program, and special guest speaker Dawn Dannenbring from Illinois People’s Action will give an overview of the equity and just-transition provisions in CEJA.

You’ll find out what Solar for All can mean for low-income households, non-profit organizations, and public facilities looking to go solar, and very importantly about what’s in CEJA for workforce opportunities for persons who would most benefit from equitable investments designed to combat discrimination.


After years of advocacy, Illinois commits to 50% Renewable Energy Standard.

Go Solar, Save $$, and be a part of Illinois’ Clean Energy Future!

In case you hadn’t heard, this is a big deal! On Monday, September 13th, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation with a commitment to reaching 50% renewables by 2040. The Climate and Equitable Jobs Act puts Illinois at the forefront of the fight against climate change all while creating tens of thousands of jobs, expanding diversity in the renewable energy industry, assisting fossil fuel plant workers with opportunities to transition into a clean energy job, and providing more than $1 billion in electricity bill savings for consumers.

Governor JB Pritzker made history by officially signing this legislation into law Wednesday, September 15th, 2021.

As a result of this landmark renewable energy legislation, Illinois will be among the national leaders on the path to decarbonization. StraightUp Solar invites you to join us in leading Illinois’ clean energy future.

This legislation will create nearly 9,800 MW of new solar capacity that will soon be popping up all over Illinois on homes, businesses, schools, municipal buildings, and farms.

New Illinois solar incentives will be available! Due to the popularity of the Illinois Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) cash incentive, the program’s funding for rooftop solar has been depleted for several months. This legislation immediately replenishes the fund to help grow solar in Illinois, providing funding for everyday people and businesses to go solar.


Get in Line Now for the Best Available Incentive Rate!

Illinois’ new renewable energy goals are big and the Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) incentives to get there are strong. Whether you’re an Illinois homeowner, business, or farm, now is the time to join the movement. Reach out for your solar quote to discover how much you will save with SRECs and other incentives.


Already have solar? If you have an installation and have already received your SRECs, this bill does not grant any additional funding. You can still spread the word to your Illinois friends, family and neighbors to help them receive the savings you’ve enjoyed.