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Illinois Solar

If you live in Illinois and are considering switching your home or business to solar, there is no better time than now! Illinois offers several incentives, such as tax credits & rebates, which can help you lower your monthly electric bill and save money. Don’t believe us? Contact our team today for a free quote and learn how much money you could save with a solar energy system.

Why Go Solar?

Solar energy is a free, unlimited energy resource that’s not just good for the environment, but has a myriad of other benefits:

  • Budget-friendly – with the increasing popularity of solar panels, they’ve never been more affordable – year after year, solar panels are decreasing in price.
  • Cost savings – solar panels may immediately lower your electric bill, and over time, can pay for themselves many times over – talk about a return on investment!
  • Increased resale value – studies have shown that solar energy systems can potentially boost property value
  • Low maintenance – solar panels are a stress-free way to power a home or business due to their “set it & forget it” low maintenance nature
  • Easy installation – solar panels can be mounted on a variety of roof types. StraightUp Solar can manage all aspects of your solar project, including custom solar design, applications and permitting, installation, and assist in scheduling energization with your utility.

Illinois Solar Tax Credits & Incentives

As if solar energy didn’t already give you fantastic savings by reducing your electric bill every month, solar PV systems are also eligible to receive several tax incentives including:

  • 26% Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) – applies to all home solar systems purchased and installed by December 31, 2022.
  • Solar Renewable Energy Credit (sREC) – homeowners can earn one sREC per every megawatt-hour of electricity their solar system produces
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Illinois Net Metering

Illinois’ net metering policy provides yet another incentive for homeowners looking to switch to solar. With net metering, you can earn bill credits from your utility company for the excess solar energy your solar PV system produces, which can increase your monthly cost savings.

Illinois Solar Rebates

The Illinois Shines program, brought to you by the Illinois Power Agency (IPA), provides solar renewable energy credits (sRECs) for energy generated by qualifying solar systems. These credits are payments to the solar array owner. sRECs are the monetary value of the environmentally beneficial attributes of the solar array and help Illinois utilities meet their renewable energy targets. These payments come to the solar owner in the form of a check from an Illinois Shines approved broker, StraightUp Solar’s broker is Carbon Solutions Group. 

Your sREC value is based upon the estimated production of your solar array. StraightUp Solar will calculate the estimated production of your solar array for its lifetime, and then will share that calculation with the Illinois Shines approved broker. You will be paid upfront for 15 years’ worth of sRECs in the first year of your solar array’s operation.

StraightUp Solar takes care of the requirements for you!

  • Submit all required documentation & applications
  • Ensure that solar arrays meet both state and federal safety standards

Talk to a Project Developer for a specific estimate for your home or organization.

Illinois Solar Panel Property Tax Exemption

Generally, when you make improvements to your home, the property value increases along with the amount of property taxes you are required to pay every year. However, unlike other home improvements, solar panel systems are tax-exempt and still increase the value of your property. 

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Why Choose StraightUp Solar for Your Solar Panel Installation?

If you are looking for a reliable, experienced Illinois solar installer that carries high-quality brands, StraightUp Solar is the right option for you. Our team has over a decade of experience in providing high-quality residential and commercial solar services to residents in Illinois and Missouri, and to date, StraightUp Solar has installed more than 1,700 residential and commercial-scale solar projects. 

Each of our solar systems comes with a ten-year workmanship and production warranty because we are proud of the work we do as a full-service, turn-key solar EPC and installation company, and know that our customers deserve the absolute best.

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Illinois Service Area

StraightUp Solar is located in Bloomington, Illinois, and provides residential and commercial solar installation throughout Illinois, including in the following areas:

  • Bloomington
  • Carbondale
  • Champaign
  • Metro East – St. Louis
  • Peoria
  • Springfield

Whether you are ready to make the switch to solar, or still have questions about whether solar is the right option for you, contact StraightUp Solar today for all of your solar needs.