Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems

Eligible equipment includes both active and passive solar energy systems. The exemption is not valid for equipment that is equally usable in a conventional energy system or for components that…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Residential

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics

 

Renewable Energy Resources Trust Fund

Renewable-energy projects eligible for RERTF support include wind energy, solar-thermal energy, photovoltaics, dedicated crops grown for energy production and organic waste biomass, hydropower th…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Investor-Owned Utility, Municipal Utilities, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Thermal Process Heat… More

 

Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program

The Department is no longer accepting applications for the FY 2015 Solar and Wind Rebate Program. The anticipated opening of the FY 2016 program is late this Summer. See website for highlights of…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Solar Pool Heating, Wind (Small)

 

City of Chicago- Green Building Permit Programs

The Chicago Department of Buildings (DOB) Green Permit Program provides developers and owners with an incentive to build green by streamlining the permit process timeline for projects which are…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools… More

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

Net Metering

Note: Illinois is currently undergoing a rulemaking that would change its existing net metering rules. The proposed rules include provisions clarifying virtual net metering policies, facilitating…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small)… More

 

Interconnection Standards

Interconnection of Distributed Generation Facilities (up to 10 MW)

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Geothermal Electric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Biomass… More

 

Statewide Renewable Energy Setback Standards

The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs offers a database of county ordinances and zoning laws related to wind.

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Water Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All), Wind (Small)

 

Solar and Wind Rights

The law stipulates that associations must adopt an energy policy statement specifying details such as location, design, and architectural requirements of the solar energy systems within 120 days…

Eligibility: Residential

Savings Category: Solar – Passive, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind (All)… More

 

City Water Light and Power- Solar Rewards Program

City Water, Light and Power  (CWLP) is offering residential and commercial customers a $500 per kilowatt (kW) rebate for installing solar photovoltaic (PV) systems with a maximum rebate of up to $2…

Eligibility: Commercial, Residential, Federal Government

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Solar Renewable Energy Credits

Note: The Illinois Power Agency’s proposed 2016 procurement includes one-year SREC procurements of 34,207 SRECs for Ameren, 69,866 SRECs for ComEd, and 13,225 SRECs for MidAmerican. It also…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

City of Chicago- Solar Express Permit Program

In 2013, the City of Chicago streamlined and standardized the permitting and zoning process for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Small and large rooftop PV generators can now access the…

Eligibility: Commercial, Industrial, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential… More

Savings Category: Solar Photovoltaics

 

Source: U.S. Department of Energy