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Solar and Storage in Des Plaines, Illinois: More Energy Independence

Build a More Resilient Future with Sunrun in Illinois, Starting Today


The Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) boosted Illinois’s renewable energy growth and created thousands of clean energy jobs.1


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


U.S. battery energy storage price drop since 2012.3

There hasn’t been a better time to go solar in Illinois, and Sunrun is one of the best Des Plaines solar companies that you can choose to make the switch. Solar and storage can give you greater control over your electric bills and reliable protection during outages while helping you lower your carbon footprint year-round.

How to Go Solar in Des Plaines

Sunrun is the nation’s leading residential solar and storage company.4 We work so everyone can gain energy freedom and security. Find out which of our home solar plans, with or without battery storage, is the best match for your budget and energy needs.

Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) customers who lease or own an eligible home solar system may qualify for ComEd’s net energy metering (NEM) program. With net metering in Des Plaines, you could earn credits on your bill for the excess solar power you generate and send to the grid.5


We Have a Solar Plan for Almost Any Budget

Each Sunrun solar plan offers unique advantages. Whether you decide to lease or purchase your solar panels, with or without a home battery, rest easy knowing that we’re one of the best solar installers in Illinois. We work to ensure you can benefit from your Des Plaines solar installation for decades. We’ll even handle the paperwork for you whenever we can.


Monthly Plan

Lease new Sunrun solar panels in Des Plaines for $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 Des Plaines solar energy 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 Des Plaines and you could build home value. You might even qualify for a federal tax credit6* and Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) from the state’s Adjustable Block Program (ABP).7

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Solar + Brightbox™

Add Brightbox, Sunrun's batttery storage service, to your solar installation in Illinois. This can help you keep your devices and appliances running during outages, cloudy days, rainy afternoons, or at night for as little as $0 down.

Increasingly extreme weather events, like Illinois’s unprecedented derecho, have left thousands without vital power for days.8 

Go solar with Brightbox and enjoy renewable, clean energy storage that puts you in control.

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, safe, and affordable back-up power for later use.

Brightbox can turn on during an outage and will work to recharge until the grid is restored.

Unlike generators, Brightbox doesn’t run on fossil fuels, which produce carbon monoxide (CO) that's dangerous for your health.9

You can monitor your Des Plaines solar energy production and storage every day with the online dashboard and mobile app.

Brightbox is more than a Des Plaines solar battery. All monthly plans include 24/7 proactive monitoring and maintenance to ensure your system operates smoothly.

Solar, with incentives

 the federal tax credit schedule from 2021 to 2024 chart. 26% federal tax credit in 2021 & 2022, steps down to 22% in 2023 and ends in 2024
  • Learn about the federal tax credit
  • Find the ideal system and battery
  • Get your cost to make the switch

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Support Illinois’s Carbon Emission Goals


Illinois’s decrease in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions below 2005 levels by 2025.10

Choosing to produce and store your own solar power in Des Plaines puts you on the right side of Illinois’s future. Want to learn more about our available home solar and battery solutions? 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.

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Why Choose Sunrun in Des Plaines?

Since 2007, hundreds of thousands of people have chosen Sunrun to take control of their home energy costs while cutting back on their carbon emissions. To date, our customers’ home solar systems have created billions of kilowatt-hours (kWh) of clean, affordable, and reliable power.11 

American families are helping us create a more resilient energy future for the whole nation, one home solar installation at a time. These are their stories.


1. Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA)

2. Illinois solar price drop

3. U.S. battery storage price drop

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

5. Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) net energy metering (NEM) program

6. Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC)​

7. Illinois Adjustable Block Program (ABP)

8. Chicago Tribune — 11 confirmed tornado storms in Illinois

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

10. Climate Change in Illinois

11. Sunrun Impact Report 2020

*We recommend contacting a tax professional to accurately determine the impact of the federal solar tax credit on your federal taxes.

**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.