Solar For

Illinois Solar For All is a state program that benefits income-eligible and  environmental justice communities in Illinois.  The State of Illinois offers this program to meet its renewable energy goals and  to bring the expansion of solar energy to income-eligible communities. With state and utility funding, Illinois Solar For All pays incentives to solar companies and passes the savings onto  income-eligible households, non-profit organizations and public facilities. 

Everyone Should Have
Access to Solar

Illinois Solar For All (ILSFA), established by the Future Energy Jobs Act in 2016 and expanded by the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act in 2021 , helps make solar installations more affordable for income-eligible households and organizations located in income-eligible and environmental justice communities throughout Illinois.  Homeowners, residents of income-eligible properties, facilities for non-profit organizations and religious institutions are eligible for program incentives. 

With Illinois Solar for All, participants will see no or low upfront costs and fees will not exceed 50% of the value generated from the solar PV system.  With state and utility funding, the program pays incentives to solar companies and passes the cost savings to participants.  Illinois Solar For All is administered by Elevate Energy on behalf of the Illinois Power Agency, and independent state government agency.

StraightUp Solar is an Approved Vendor-designee for Illinois Solar for All. We have completed projects for churches and non-profit organizations in Peoria, Normal, and East St. Louis

StraightUp Solar can assist homeowners, businesses and non-profit organizations to determine their eligibility for the programs based on income levels and their property’s location. We offer power purchase agreements, leases and financing options for outright purchase of your solar PV System.

For additional information on ILSFA sub-programs, download the Low-Income Distributed Generation info sheet (PDF) or Non-Profit and Public Facilities info sheet (PDF).

To find out if you or your organization is eligible, call (309) 319-6093 or reach out for a solar assessment here. We will put you in touch with an Illinois Solar For All Project Developer.

Illinois Solar for All
Creates Jobs

Solar is the fastest growing job sector, but not all communities have had access to these careers. Illinois Solar for All helps create jobs for members of historically marginalized communities.

StraightUp Solar is proud to have hired individuals from the Illinois Solar For All training programs and continues to participate in the training pipeline. For a 74.9kW installation at Heaven View Christian Fellowship in Peoria, StraightUp Solar installation team included graduates of the Solar Pipeline Training Program. This program, a partnership between Community Transformation Partnership, Jobs Partnership Peoria, Tri-County Urban League and Illinois Central College, provided hands-on training for future solar installers. Additional solar workforce training programs under Illinois Solar For All are sprouting up all across the state.

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