Solar Panel Installation Company in Illinois - Blue Raven Solar

Whether you root for the Cubs or the White Sox, all Illinoisans can agree on a few basic principles: deep dish pizza is the way to go, and we can all work together to keep Illinois beautiful. We can’t keep burning fossil fuels to meet the energy demands of the nation without short and long-term consequences on the environment, so renewable energy sources like solar are increasing in popularity and affordability.

 

Now is the perfect time to go solar and Illinois is the perfect state to make the switch! Illinois has approximately 11,000 state homes powered by solar, and counting. Over the next 5 years, Illinois is projected to rank 20th in state rankings for solar. Illinois has a goal to have 25% of its energy needs met by renewable energy sources by 2025. The Prairie State is also one of the best states to make the switch to solar, offering generous incentives and making solar more affordable for the average homeowner.

 

Many residents of Illinois have gone solar by purchasing their systems outright, or by doing a power purchase agreement (or PPA). Knowing if solar ownership or a PPA with one of the many solar companies in Illinois is the best option for your home can be difficult and confusing. Check out the information below about going solar in Illinois to see what’s best for you.

 

Cities we service in Illinois:

ILLINOIS

FEDERAL TAX CREDIT: Yes

STATE TAX CREDIT: For each megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity your solar system produces, you will be granted one Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) that you can then sell in the market.

REBATES: Net metering, property tax exemption

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ENERGY SAVINGS: Guaranteed

SYSTEM OWNERSHIP: You own it!

BONUS: Energy savings kit includes a smart thermostat and LED light package to save an average of 20% annually on heating and cooling costs.

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SOLAR SAVINGS IN ILLINOIS

The state Illinois offers generous state and utility incentives for homeowners who are looking to make the switch to renewable energy. Net metering, solar renewable energy credits (SRECs), tax exemptions, and federal incentives make going solar more affordable for the homeowner and make the state one of the top states in the nation for solar. Curious about Chicago specifically? Check out the solar panel cost in Chicago.

 

Because of so many local benefits, solar is a great option for homeowners in Illinois. In fact, Illinois has a renewable portfolio standard that means that the state is committed to producing 25% of its electricity by renewable resources by the year 2025. To accomplish this goal, the state is offering incentives to help its citizens put solar on their roofs.

NET METERING

In Illinois, your utility company is required under Illinois law to track your renewable energy production and give you credits for any excess energy that is produced. At the end of an annual period, these credits expire and revert to the utilities company without compensation. Thus, there is no need for a homeowner to purchase a system that produces much more energy than your household uses.

SOLAR RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS (SRECS)

Because Illinois is committed to producing 25% of its electricity through renewable energy resources, it is offering a program called “Illinois Shines” that gives homeowners one solar renewable energy credit for every megawatt hour produced by your system. Homeowners can then sell these credits and generate income throughout the life of the entire system.

PROPERTY TAX EXEMPTIONS

When residential solar buyers register their system with the chief county assessment officer, it will be re-valued as a conventional energy system (much cheaper) meaning property tax will be only slightly higher than before.

SHOULD I GO SOLAR IN THE PRAIRIE STATE?

Less than 3% of the current U.S. population are enjoying the benefits & savings of solar energy. Our joy is knowing that our customers are saving money and reducing their carbon footprint. We want the same for you.

 

With the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC) of 30% and local incentives, Illinois residents are jumping at the chance to become a part of the renewable energy movement. These incentives, along with monthly utility bill savings, make solar make a lot of sense for the Illinois homeowner. Also, utility prices will continue to rise every year, so the savings from going solar will also increase. We’re excited to help you throughout your solar journey and hope to help you make a positive impact on the environment while saving you thousands on your electricity bill!

Selecting the best solar company in Illinois to work with is important.

 

Here’s what we would like you to know about us:

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YOU WILL SAVE MONEY ON ENERGY USE

Our Illinois customers will save between $15,000 and $30,000+ over a 25-year period depending on the size of their system and their current home energy use.

 

We’ll send a solar professional to your Illinois home to review your utility bills. Our analysts will quickly evaluate your bills and your roof to determine if you are qualified for maximum solar savings and if it is a worthwhile investment for your family. If not, we won’t waste your time.

YOU WILL GET OUR PREMIUM SOLAR EQUIPMENT

Blue Raven Solar customers deserve the best, so we offer only one level of quality: top-of-the-line. Our solar arrays are built using only high-end black-on-black, monocrystalline silicon solar panels and Enphase microinverters. When going solar you want high-quality productions at a low price. Going solar in Illinois with Blue Raven means you get maximum value.

YOU GET WORRY-FREE SOLAR OWNERSHIP

To make solar energy as dependable as the morning sun, we include a two-year productivity guarantee. Two years after installation, if our systems produce less than our original estimates, we update them with more panels free of charge.

 

We provide professional installation, and solar equipment warranties to ensure that you experience stress-free solar power system ownership.

YOU WILL GET THE FASTEST SOLAR PANEL INSTALLATION IN ILLINOIS

Designing a solar system to meet your daily energy needs and fit the available space on your roof is always a custom job. We use the latest satellite imagery and 3D modeling tools to get measurements and create a personalized analysis of your solar energy needs. And, we have the fastest installation times of all solar companies in Illinois, driven by systems and smart people who know how to get the job done. Your solar project will NEVER “sit” in our pipeline.

WE MAKE GOING SOLAR IN ILLINOIS EASY

From first consultation until flipping the switch on a working solar-energy system, we keep the process as simple and hassle-free as possible. Our field service teams handle building permits, inspections, and every stage of the installation process. You are committed to clean energy and protecting our environment with solar energy, so we are committed to making sure going solar is fast & easy.

WE ARE LOCAL

We are local in Illinois – local office, local teams, and local partners. This means our panel installation is quick and your savings can begin!

 

From the Chicago metropolitan area to cities like Elgin and even villages like Hanover Park, we are able to work with your city and county for quick solar permitting turnarounds. We will also make sure your home is prepped to pass required inspections and ready to quickly connect with local utilities.

WE SPEED UP INSTALLATION

Depending on your city, it can take between 6-12 weeks to get panels installed on your roof, followed by about 3-5 weeks to get interconnected with your utility to enjoy the benefits of net metering. The longest step is getting approved permits from your city. Rest assured we work with your city or county to expedite the permitting process so you can enjoy the benefits of going solar as soon as possible.

WE ARE A TOP SOLAR COMPANY IN CHICAGO

Blue Raven Solar was nominated for an Annual Award of Business Excellence in Chicago in 2020. The Daily Herald Business Ledger’s AABE awards are given for business achievement, growth and community involvement, are presented to outstanding businesses and non-profit organizations with a significant presence in the Chicago suburban circulation area. Blue Raven Solar has also been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation by Inc. Magazine in 2019 (Inc. 500) and 2020 (Inc. 5000).

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ILLINOIS SOLAR FACTS

  • Solar Installed: 1,465 MW
  • National Ranking: 17th
  • Enough Solar Installed to Power: 217,557 homes
  • Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar: 0.93%
  • Solar Jobs: 5,259
  • Solar Companies in State: 298: 61 Manufacturers, 96 Installers/Developers, 141 Others
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.5 billion
  • Price Declines: 50% over last 10 years
  • Grwoth Projections and Ranking: 3,712 MW over next 5 years (ranks 10th)

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SUSTAINABLE SAVINGS

BluePower Plus+™ combines the best aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease (or PPA) with the superior return and flexibility of solar ownership. 

 

With BluePower Plus+™ you will get 18 months of free solar power, transforming your utility bill into monthly savings you can count on. 

 

SmartStart gives you the freedom to extend the 18 month promotion to 5 years! During that time you can pay off your solar if you’d like, or just enjoy your savings.

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT WHEN YOU CONTACT BLUE RAVEN SOLAR

  1. A qualified sales representative will answer any questions and get details about your home and existing energy consumption
  2. Our designers will create a maximum efficiency plan for your roof
  3. Our trained in-house technicians will install your solar panels
  4. Our project coordinators will help you connect your system to the grid
  5. You enjoy your savings and producing clean energy with your solar panels
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The customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart, and our team in Illinois are some of the best.

 

Going solar is a lengthy process, and Blue Raven Solar makes sure that the homeowner is involved every step of the way. Our solar team works hard so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the savings. Our sales representatives, solar experts, installers, and electricians in Illinois along with our support team will create a seamless experience for the customer. From sale to installation and energization, we’re working hard behind the scenes to keep the process moving along.

 

Before we begin installing your Illinois solar panels our solar panel expert will set up an initial meeting at your home to ensure you are a good candidate for solar energy. Our solar energy expert will also check the electrical status of your home and condition of your roof. We examine the roofing type, the angle, shading on the roof, along with many other aspects, including your energy usage history, in order to make sure that your solar panel installation is as seamless as possible.

 

After verifying that you are a good candidate for solar panel installation in Illinois, our design team will work with you to create a maximum efficiency plan for your roof. We will be able to answer any questions that you may have about the solar panel installation process, solar tax credits, or our financing options, including our industry-leading BluePower Plus+. Once we decide which financing option is best for you and your family we will create and sign the solar panel installation agreement. We will also take care of all necessary permits.

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Our primary goal will always be to take care of our customers. We started this company with the goal of making solar energy accessible and affordable for the average homeowner, and that’s exactly what we intend to do. We want to continue providing you (the customer), with energy that protects the environment, saves you money, and improves the value of your home.

 

Our mission is to make homeowners’ lives better by reducing their energy bills, by increasing their reliance on clean and abundant renewable energy, and by providing a world-class customer experience through a reliable sales process and a speedy, high-quality installation.

 

With over 5,000 5-star reviews, the customer experience sets Blue Raven Solar apart from the rest of the solar industry.

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“It works exactly like it is supposed to..The salesman was not pushy and answered every question I had.since the solar was installed I get two invoices from Xcel Energy, gas and electricity. The gas bill is normal, the electric bill has been $0.00 for the past year..”

LEO L.

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“Blue Raven was attentive, thorough, and had great communication. In addition, they had some awesome incentives for me to sign up when I did, and my neighbors were able to get in on it also, providing me with a referral bonus. Thanks BR!”

BRAD

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Based on 135 reviews
deborah O.
deborah O.
21:00 25 Sep 22
Great service, they are professionals and friendly
Mike L.
Mike L.
22:21 16 Sep 22
Top-notch from the sales consultant to the installation team to customer service.
Sergey V.
Sergey V.
03:24 09 Sep 22
Professional and reliable !
Mike M.
Mike M.
22:58 14 Aug 22
Met with Gavin, their salesman. Even though I didn't qualify he was super friendly and explained a lot about solar. I'll hopefully be able to get... solar on my next house.read more
Tiffany A.
Tiffany A.
20:53 09 Aug 22
Blue Raven was great to deal with! Conrad Oliver was great and knew what he was talking about! Brandon was part of the crew that did the installation... and he was fabulous! I'm happy with my solar panels so far! Just had them installed last week so let's see some savings on my electric bill!!!read more
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