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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.

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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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What is a Solar Group Purchasing Program?

Going solar for your home has great benefits – from stimulating your local economy, to providing a cleaner environment to …

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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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Driving into the Future with Drive Electric Week

Thanks for supporting #DriveElectric week! Did you know that 29% of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. come from transportation vehicles?  Transforming the …

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Thinking about Batteries? 5 Things to Think About as You Get Started

 Decide What You Want Backed Up Home battery backup systems can keep the lights on and refrigerator running when the …

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A Statement from Our President on the Solar Tariff

Hello Friends, Earlier this week, the President announced a 30% tariff on imported solar cells and modules. Although this tariff …

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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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SolarAid Is a Winner in Google’s Global Impact Challenge

Yesterday Google unveiled the winners of its Global Impact Challenge, in which four UK-based non-profits each received £500,000 (US$766,000) for …

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