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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
Passage of Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act Replenishes Solar Cash Incentives!

Updated Sept 16, 2021. After years of advocacy, Illinois commits to 50% Renewable Energy Standard. Go Solar, Save $$, and …

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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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