The Illinois Solar for All Program


What is Illinois Solar for All? 

The Illinois Solar for All program is a state-wide initiative, part of the Future Energy Jobs Act, aimed at increasing energy bill savings for qualified communities and non-profits / public facilities within environmental justice areas or low-income census tracts. This program is overseen by the Illinois Power Agency through program administrator Elevate Energy, in partnership with Grid Alternatives, AECOM, and Shelton Solutions Inc.

“With Illinois Solar for All, participants will see no upfront costs and ongoing costs and fees will not exceed 50% of the value of the energy generated from that system.”* 

Trajectory Energy Partners is committed to developing expansive Solar for All projects across Illinois in partnership with good community actors. We can help individuals and entities such as non-profits and public facilities navigate the Program, and develop solar energy projects.

You can learn more about the Illinois Solar for All program here, and the Low-Income Community Solar program here.

Is Your Community Eligible?

The Illinois Solar for All Program focuses on environmental justice communities, as well as low-income census tracts, ensuring that the energy bill savings of solar energy projects are accessible to all. Homeowners and renters that meet specific income requirements, along with public facilities and non-profits that provide services to communities with low-incomes or residing in environmental justice areas are eligible for Solar for All savings.

You can learn more about the Illinois Solar for All Environmental Justice Community designation here .

Homeowners and renters can find out if they are income eligible for Solar for All here.

Types of Solar for All Projects

“Low-Income Community Solar

  • Residential households at 80% or lower of Area Median Income
  • No upfront costs
  • Ongoing costs or fees to the participant will not exceed 50% of the value of energy produced

Non-Profit Organizations and Public Facilities

  • Serving organizations in low-income or environmental justice communities
  • Critical Service Providers or organizations that can demonstrate community engagement
  • No upfront costs
  • Ongoing costs or fees to the participant will not exceed 50% of the value of energy produced

Low-Income Distributed Generation

  • Households at 80% or lower of Area Median Income
  • Single family or multifamily residential properties
  • No upfront costs
  • Ongoing costs or fees to the participant will not exceed 50% of the value of energy produced”**
What is Community Solar?

Community solar opens up access to communities, governmental entities, organizations, and landowners that can’t install solar on their roof or property. They can participate in a community solar project and be credited for the energy produced by their share of the solar installation.

Learn More:

To learn more about Rockford Solar, our Low-Income Community Solar Solar for All project, click here.

To learn about Piney Woods Solar, our U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Initiative awarded project at The Piney Woods School, click here.

To learn more about Trajectory’s commitment to bringing solar to communities with low-incomes, click here.

*https://www.illinoissfa.com/

**https://www.illinoissfa.com/for-il-residents/

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