Post Tagged with: "Illinois"

Debra and Greg Earl in front of their Chicago home with one of the solar panels to be installed on their roof.

Free solar installs finally hit Chicago’s South Side as part of Illinois Solar for All program

July 1, 2020 at 11:09 am 0 comments

From Energy News Network: The Illinois Solar for All program was slow to start in part because of its complexity and consumer safeguards. Having always been “the go-green types,” Debra Earl and her husband last summer decided they wanted to get solar panels on the bungalow where they’ve lived forRead More

Illinois sparked a solar residential boom, but COVID-19 and stalled legislation could end it

Illinois sparked a solar residential boom, but COVID-19 and stalled legislation could end it

May 5, 2020 at 12:12 pm Comments are Disabled

From the Energy News Network: Illinois’s solar industry, which until recently had been booming, could be decimated by the coronavirus pandemic, according to experts and developers who are scrambling to prepare for the uncertain future. The state’s 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act sparked a boom in distributed solar installations andRead More

As Illinois nears the end of net metering, solar installers make the case that it’s too soon

As Illinois nears the end of net metering, solar installers make the case that it’s too soon

April 15, 2020 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

From the Energy News Network: Solar installers in Ameren Illinois’ territory have hit a key milestone, prompting a regulatory process with high stakes for the future of rooftop solar in the state. Illinois’ 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act calls for replacing retail net metering with a localized value-of-solar rate asRead More

Business is booming at Illinois’ Headline Solar, and they are looking to hire 100 more positions in 2020

Business is booming at Illinois’ Headline Solar, and they are looking to hire 100 more positions in 2020

January 27, 2020 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Headline Solar is one of Illinois’ fastest growing solar company, hitting $5.2 million in revenue after just nine months of operation. Headline Solar is a residential solar energy company that helps Illinois households transition to renewable solar energy systems. In the last two months the company has more than doubledRead More

First projects approved in the Illinois Solar for All program

First projects approved in the Illinois Solar for All program

October 7, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) approved the contracts for the first projects participating in the Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) program. For the initial 2018-2019 program year, five projects were approved for the Low-Income Community Solar sub-program, providing over $11 million in incentives and over 4,000 kW in system capacity,Read More

Grassroots solar education campaigns in Illinois can apply for $50,000 in state funding

Grassroots solar education campaigns in Illinois can apply for $50,000 in state funding

February 27, 2019 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

Get this: Organizations in Illinois can receive up to $50,000 each to develop grassroots education campaigns that connect communities with the opportunities provided by the Illinois Solar for All Program (ILSFA). The ILSFA Program provides greater access to the clean energy economy for low-income communities through incentives that help makeRead More

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

Winning the Midwest: We look at how a new solar market is forming in the Midwest

May 8, 2017 at 8:35 am 2 comments

You’ve probably heard, but more solar is being installed than ever before. As the cost of solar dropped the last decade, the economic case in areas of the country with high electricity prices was simple. This isn’t the case in the Midwest, where energy costs are lower, which keeps everyoneRead More

AEE leads discussions on improving energy efficiency in Illinois

AEE leads discussions on improving energy efficiency in Illinois

October 13, 2016 at 9:35 am 1 comment

Advanced Energy Economy Instituteis meeting with utility, advanced energy, and thought leaders in Illinois (and Chicago, specifically) to discuss the status and barriers of the industrial energy efficiency sector. Increased communication with industrial users was a common theme echoed by many throughout the discussion. The industrial sector is the largestRead More

ComEd launches new solar rebate proposal in Illinois

ComEd launches new solar rebate proposal in Illinois

April 26, 2016 at 3:24 pm 1 comment

As part of its commitment to driving the clean energy future Illinois’ consumers want, ComEd announced a new rebate proposal designed to jumpstart solar in Illinois. The proposal, which is part of a series of solar initiatives ComEd supports, will help reduce the up-front costs of installing solar panels forRead More