Community Solar

For renters & homeowners. Rooftop not required.

Want to go solar, but not sure how long you will live at your current home? Or you rent? Our Solar Program will reduce what you owe the utility every month, and save you up to 20% monthly – just for participating!

What is IL Solar for ALL?

Community Solar, also known as Net Energy Billing (NEB), is enabled by Illinois Solar for All and is designed to promote the expansion of solar production in IL, as a way to meet aggressive clean energy targets over the next few years.

The Community Solar program provides access to the benefits of solar energy without installing panels on-site to income-eligible households who have Ameren or ComEd as their utility, as well as qualified non-profits and public facilities. This is made possible by providing incentives to the Approved Vendors who develop the Community Solar projects, allowing them to pass along savings to participants.

The incentives that Approved Vendors receive come from selling Renewable Energy Credits (RECs). RECs represent the environmental value of the electricity generated from solar panels, but not the electricity itself. ILSFA Approved Vendors are paid by the sale of the system’s RECs, which enables the Approved Vendor to pass along savings to the program participant.

Community Solar is the EASIEST way to go solar, reduce your carbon emissions, and save money.

How does it work?

1. Enroll below

Connect your existing electric account with a nearby solar farm. You just need a copy of your recent utility bill. Enroll online in under 2 minutes, completely free.

2. Match with a green energy project

Our partner matches you to a local solar farm. Based on your annual consumption, your home is allocated a share of the electricity that the project generates.

3. Start generating green energy

When there is sunshine, the solar farm generates power and feeds it to your community’s electric grid.

4. Receive solar credits

Your utility bill is credited for the amount of solar energy KWHs that were generated for you during this billing cycle, reducing the electric portion you pay the utility (see example below). 

5. Pay for your solar credits

Shortly after your significantly lower utility bill arrives, you pay your solar farm directly for your solar credits at the guaranteed discount of 15-20% (discount depends on region & utility).

Example Utility Bill with Solar Credits

Sample Utility Bill with Community Solar from Finray Solar

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 Our customers 💘 solar!

Be part of the solution… not the pollution!

By applying for a space on a local solar project, you can SAVE THOUSANDS of dollars over the next 5-20 years.

You also help fund the building of new solar farms, which allows for more homes to connect to a renewable source, and reduces America’s dependency on fossil fuels (ie. natural gas, oil, coal).

Join us on OUR MISSION to connect 500,000 Americans to clean energy by 2030, enroll today!

Enroll with Nexamp in Illinois

Fill the fields and click Next Step. You’ll be taken to Nexamp to complete enrollment (takes 2 minutes).

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