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Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

Incentives & Financing
New Illinois Solar Incentives Available with Passage of Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act

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Missouri Solar Incentives

A woman walks into a solar store and asks, “What Missouri solar incentives are available for me?” The solar saleswoman …

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26% Federal Investment Tax Credit

Post updated July 11, 2021. What exactly is the Federal Investment Tax Credit? Watch StraightUp Solar’s own Professor Ky the …

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Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

In 2019 Zillow, an online real estate platform, researched how solar panels impact home values and the ultimate selling price. …

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These Little Piggies Went Solar

Pork producers across Illinois are investing in solar technology. Why? Solar generation matches very well with hog production systems.  In …

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Farmers Harvest the Sun for Lower Energy Costs

Farmers across Illinois and Missouri are discovering solar as a great investment and can stabilize their energy costs. With federal …

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City of Carbondale Leads With Solar Deployment

Press Release from Affordable Gas + Electric, November 27, 2019 Reaching its goal of becoming a leader in sustainable energy, the …

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What is the Future of the Federal Solar Tax Credit Incentive?

You might have heard that the 30% Federal Tax Investment Credit is stepping down to 26% in 2020. What you …

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Farmers See Financial Advantages to Going Solar

Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

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August 2017: YWCA of McLean County

For more than 100 years, Young Women’s Christian Association of McLean County (YWCA) has been a constant force in the lives of families in …

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July 2017: Burroughs Farms in Morton, IL

The Burroughs Family has farmed in Morton, Illinois since 1896. In October 2015, Scott and Calvin Burroughs decided to power their grain farm with solar energy.

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PACE: New Financing Option for Solar

Named one of the top 20 world-changing ideas by Scientific American magazine, property assessed clean energy (PACE) is a simple, effective way to pay …

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Special Solar Eclipse Giveaway!

Are you enjoying the summer sun, but not the high electric bills? Are you as excited about the 2017 American …

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June 2017: Professional Self Storage

Bloomington-Normal got a little brighter this month with the installation of a 123.75 kW solar PV system at the Foundry Square in Bloomington, Illinois. This system’s solar energy …

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Solar Incentives Shining Brightly in Missouri and Illinois

ILLINOIS  Homeowners and businesses can reduce their system cost by 20% with Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECS). These cash payments are …

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December 2016: Home Nursery Now Grows Solar!

Home Nursery, Inc, is a wholesale nursery grower based in Albers, Illinois with a 95-year history of producing high-quality horticultural …

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