Illinois Solar for All

What is Illinois Solar for All?

Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) was created under the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA).  FEJA is monumental clean energy development legislation passed by in Illinois in 2016.

 

How does ILSFA work?

The solar developers and contractors (called Approved Vendors) completing projects under ILSFA receive financial incentives from the state to encourage development for low-income and environmental justice communities. Participants in these programs see no up-front costs, so individuals, non-profits, and public facilities can benefit from solar panels without the burden of financing the solar installation all at once.

 

How can I participate in ILSFA?

ILSFA consists of sub-programs aimed at different types of participants and projects.

 

Low-Income Distributed Generation (Residential Solar)

Provides incentives for solar installations on any residential property housing low-income residents.

 

  • Eligibility 
    • Single-family residential properties: Households with an income of 80% or less of Area Median Income (AMI)
    • Multifamily residential, two- to four-unit properties: At least two units with households with incomes of 80% or less of AMI.
    • Multifamily residential, five-unit or large properties: Half of the units with households with incomes of 80% or less of AMI.

Maximum Income for Households to be Eligible for Illinois Solar for All

 

Low-Income Community Solar

Community solar allows residents to subscribe to a large solar array in their utility (Ameren or ComEd) territory.  Residents subscribe for a portion of energy produced by the array and receive credits on their electric bill. The same income requirements as distributed generation residential solar apply here.

 

Non-Profits and Public Facilities 

To be eligible for the Non-Profit/Public Facilities program, the organization must meet the following eligibility requirements:

The Non-Profit/Public Facilities program is allocated up to $5 million per year. Like all Illinois Solar for All participants, qualified participants in this program are assured no upfront costs and that there will not be ongoing costs or fees that exceed 50% of the value of the energy produced.

 

How can I learn more? 

Attend an upcoming presentation at one of our partner organization locations to learn more about program guidelines, solar basics and the benefits of solar, and the energy saving potential for participants!

  • Wednesday, 10/10/19 –  10:30 am — Activity and Recreation Center, 600 E. Willow, Normal
  • Thursday, 10/17/19 – 3:00 pm — Mid-Central Community Action, 1301 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Thursday, 10/24/19 – 5:00 pm — West Bloomington Revitalization Project, 724 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Monday, 10/28/19 – 11:00 am — Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1402 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Wednesday, 10/30/19 – 10:30 am — Activity and Recreation Center, 600 E. Willow, Normal
  • Wednesday, 11/6/19 – 10:30 am — Activity and Recreation Center, 600 E. Willow, Normal
  • Thursday, 11/7/19 – 10:30 am — Activity and Recreation Center, 600 E. Willow, Normal
  • Tuesday, 11/12/19 – 5:30 pm — West Bloomington Revitalization Project, 724 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Wednesday, 11/13/19 – 3:00 pm — Mid-Central Community Action, 1301 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Monday, 11/18/19 – 5:30 pm — Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1402 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Thursday, 11/21/19 – 5:00 pm — West Bloomington Revitalization Project, 724 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Monday, 12/2/19 – 3:00 pm — Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1402 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Wednesday, 12/4/19 – 5:30 pm — Mid-Central Community Action, 1301 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Monday, 12/9/19 – 11:00 am — Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1402 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Tuesday, 12/10/19 –  1:30 pm — Mid-Central Community Action, 1301 W. Washington, Bloomington
  • Tuesday, 12/17/19 – 5:30 pm — West Bloomington Revitalization Project, 724 W. Washington, Bloomington
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