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Bring Home the Benefits of Solar and Battery Storage in Illinois

Sunrun Welcomes You to a Life with Less Electricity Worries

+6.2 Mil.

Illinoians hit by power outages from 2008 to 2017.1 

-43%

Drop in solar panel prices in Illinois over the last five years.2

FEJA

The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) boosts Illinois’s renewable energy growth and creates thousands of clean-energy jobs.3 

Illinois residents are used to extreme weather. As severe rain, scorching heat, and harsh winter storms become more common across the Prairie State due to climate change,4 access to clean and reliable energy is more important than ever. 

Thanks to the plummeting costs of residential solar panels2 and battery storage systems,5 along with the introduction of the FEJA,3 now could be a great time to go solar with an Illinois solar company like Sunrun. A switch to solar can protect your home during outages, give you more control over electric bills, reduce your carbon footprint, and help boost solar jobs in Illinois.

 

Why Choose Sunrun in Illinois?

As the country’s leading residential solar and energy storage company,6 we work so you can gain energy independence while reducing your dependence on fossil fuels. To date, our customers’ solar energy systems have generated billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, renewable power and kept millions of tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere. This is equivalent to preventing billions of pounds of coal or millions of gallons of gasoline from burning.7 

Discover which Sunrun solar plan, with or without a home battery in Illinois, is the best fit for your budget and energy needs.

Lease or Own a New Home Solar Panel System Today

Each Sunrun solar plan has unique advantages. Whether you choose a solar lease or a purchase plan, we’ll put our experience and commitment to work for you. This will ensure that you benefit from your Illinois solar panel installation for decades to come. As one of the best solar installers in Illinois, we’ll even handle the paperwork for you when possible.

Monthly Lease

Lease new Sunrun solar panels for little to $0 down. Lock in predictable monthly rates and stay covered with our industry-leading Sunrun Guarantee.

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Full Amount Lease

Prepay for up to 25 years of Illinois solar power for home use at the best price. Our Sunrun Guarantee also backs it.

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System Purchase

Own a home solar system in Illinois and you could build home value. You may qualify for the federal tax credit8* and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) from the state’s Adjustable Block Program (ABP).9

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun’s battery storage service, to your solar installation in Illinois. This can help keep you powered during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night.

Between 2008 and 2017, Illinois endured more than 870 power outages.1

No one knows when extreme weather will cause a blackout. With Brightbox, you won’t be left in the dark again.

Brightbox can help you back up your entire home with a Tesla Powerwall, or you can back up just the rooms you need with an LG Chem solar battery.**

When the sun is out, Brightbox can store clean and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox is the Illinois energy storage solution that puts you in control. It can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid's restored.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that’s dangerous for your health.10

Brightbox is fueled by the sun, so you can forget about the hassle of buying expensive gas and diesel.

Our monthly lease and prepaid lease plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system runs smoothly. This perk sets it apart from the average solar battery in Illinois.

Illinois Solar Incentives, Rebates, and Tax Credits***

Incentive

Value

Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)*

The 26% federal tax credit is available for purchased home solar systems installed by December 31, 2022.8

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs)

Compensation per kilowatt-hour (kWh) produced by the home solar system.9 (Varies by market value)

Illinois Solar for All (ILSFA) Low-Income Community Solar Program

Eligible low-income homeowners can get access to solar with $0 up-front costs.11

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Help Illinois Step up Its Clean Energy Efforts

28%

Illinois’s decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2005 levels by 2025.12

When you create and store your own solar energy in Illinois, you can also reduce your dependence on toxic, dangerous fossil fuels. This will help build a more modern and resilient energy system that runs on renewable, local electricity. What’s more, Ameren Illinois, Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd), and MidAmerican Energy Company offer net energy metering (NEM) programs that could let you earn credits on your utility bill for the excess solar power you produce and send to the grid.13,14,15 Net metering in Illinois may help you save money on your future home energy costs.

Ready to change the way you power your life? Use our Product Selector or request a free quote to get one-on-one service from our expert Solar Advisors. Together we can ensure Illinois plays a stronger role in America’s clean energy revolution.

SOURCES:

1. Eaton Blackout Tracker Annual Report

2. Illinois solar price drop

3. Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA)

4. Chicago Tribune — Illinois' unpredictable weather

5. U.S. battery storage systems price drop

6. Sunrun ranked as leading solar-plus-storage vendor

7. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

8. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)

9. Illinois Adjustable Block Program (ABP)

10. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) generator safety fact sheet

11. Illinois Solar-for-All Program

12. Illinois greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction efforts

13. Ameren Illinois net energy metering (NEM) program

14. Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) NEM program

15. MidAmerican Energy Company NEM program

*One Tesla Powerwall stores 13.5 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of usable electricity, which can be used to back up the home for a day. An LG Chem solar battery holds 9.8 kWh, which can be used to back up essential parts of the home from 8 to 12 hours. 

**We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) on your federal taxes.

***Customer’s ability to monetize rebates, incentives, and tax credits depends on several factors, including, without limitation, continued state subsidization of these policies, the applicable Sunrun product type, and whether a customer purchases or leases a home solar system from Sunrun.