Illinois Solar for All- Solar Jobs and Solar Access for Everyone

Everyone Should Have Access to Solar

Illinois Solar For All (ILSFA), made possible by the Future Energy Jobs Act in 2016, helps make solar installations more affordable for low-income households and organizations through state incentives Homeowners, residents of low-income properties, facilities for non-profit organizations and religious institutions are eligible for program incentives.

With Illinois Solar for All, participants will see no upfront costs and fees will not exceed 50% of the value generated from the solar PV system.

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.

Helping Low-Income Communities Experience the Power of Solar

Quite remarkably, despite the national epidemic of political gridlock, Illinois lawmakers took decisive action in December 2016, to address low-income access to solar electricity and solar employment. They created Illinois’s Solar for All Program under the Future Energy Jobs Act. which was signed into law in December 2016.


Illinois Solar for All Creates Jobs

The Solar for All programming established in the Act includes only broad guidelines. The State’s Illinois Power Agency (IPA) is responsible for managing the creation of specific programs and they just began the process in earnest in spring 2017. Here are a few of the highlights so far:
Improves solar affordability for households with an income of 80% or less of Area Median Income
No upfront costs and guaranteed energy savings
Non-profits and public facilities must reside in an environmental justice or low-income community to be eligible
Offers community solar subscription options for low-income households
Provides incentives to encourage Power Purchase Agreements, leases and outright system purchase