Home Solar Installation in Chicago

Helping with Solar Panel Installation in Chicago with No Upfront Costs

From Windy City to Solar City

It started in 2016. A community solar initiative in Cook County that will result in $1.12 million dollars in electric bill savings over the next 25 years for homeowners just like you.

Did you know that Chicago gets just as much usable sunlight as Los Angeles? And just 25 solar panels can offset 100% of the average annual single-family electricity consumption in Cook County. While not every roof will need 25 solar panels, our solar company will design your residential solar panel system to guarantee you maximum solar savings.

Every panel we install on your roof is to give you more freedom and control over your hard-earned money. You also get the satisfaction of knowing you’re doing your part to reduce harmful emissions that harm our planet.

You Will Save Money

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We offer $0 upfront for design, permitting, and installation costs

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With Blue Power Plus+ qualifying Illinois homeowners get 18 months free solar

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Federal and local solar tax credits are available

Save tens of thousands of dollars over your lifetime

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BluePower Plus+™ is the most innovative and cutting edge solar financing product on the market by far. And by owning your solar panels as opposed to leasing them or doing a power purchase agreement, you get all the tax benefits and none of the price escalators throughout the life of your loan.


With BluePower Plus+™ you will get 18 months of free solar power, transforming your utility bill into monthly savings you can count on. Our BluePower Plus+ plan combines the best financing aspects of a 3rd party owned solar lease, a power purchase agreement (PPA), with the superior return and flexibility of solar ownership.


Learn more about the cost of solar panels in Chicago by contacting us, as the price differs for each system installed.

You Will Get Premium Solar Equipment

We make sure you save money in the long run by installing efficient photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, inverters, and other solar equipment. This also adds to your home resale value should you decide to move away from Chicago.

Your solar panel system is customized for your home, budget, and lifestyle in Chicago and surrounding areas. Our solar company uses modern black-on-black solar panels, which are higher quality and blend in with your roof. The system also includes a 25-year manufacturer warranty along with a production guarantee, a workmanship warranty, and a roof penetration warranty.

At Blue Raven Solar, we have an entire team that is dedicated to designing custom solar systems for each homeowner in Chicago. Each member of the team is highly trained and knows the ins and outs of solar technology. Our design team uses a software that allows us to see the impact of shading from trees on your roof and where your solar panels will spend the most time in the sun. As a rule of thumb, our designers place as many solar panels on the south facing eaves because they generally spend the most amount of time in direct sunlight. If you don’t have a southern facing roof, east and west facing roofs get enough sunlight to make solar panels a viable option. By creating a simple calculation, our team of designers can determine how much electricity each of your panels will produce and how many panels your home will need to offset the amount of electricity that you desire. The best part of this whole process is that it is absolutely 100% free! The custom design also includes a proposal that outlines projected lifetime savings, pricing, financing options, and solar incentives.

The system includes a 25-year manufacturer warranty

We install modern black-on-black solar panels

How Solar Energy Works

How solar energy works is a combination of technology, economics, and customer service. But it begins with the sun beaming enough energy to earth each hour to power global civilization for a year. With the right equipment, you can harness your share of it and power your life on sunlight. Blue Raven Solar combines all those into a hassle-free experience to make going solar almost as easy as flipping a switch.

The Solar Technology: Photovoltaics, power inverters, net metering, and photons from the sun create a clean, renewable power source for homeowners. Switching to solar shrinks utility bills and your carbon footprint while boosting the value of your home.

The Solar Economics: Falling equipment prices, lucrative tax incentives, and attractive financing make solar energy more accessible to average homeowners than ever. In today’s energy market, rooftop solar often pays back its initial price in just a few years.

The Solar Services: Going solar happens in multiple steps: consultation, design, permitting, installation, inspection of the system, and energization. Each and every step involves its own unique setup and process. When you go solar with Blue Raven, our Chicago solar team works hard to keep the whole experience stress-free.   

Become Your Own Power Plant

At Blue Raven this is the heart of what we believe: our nation’s current power generation is not sustainable. As a nation, we still get over 67% of our electricity from the burning of fossil fuels.

Regardless if one believes in global warming or not, we can all agree that the toxic pollution that these carbon-based energy sources spew into the atmosphere is not a good thing. The simple test is this: would you like your family to live next to a coal-fired power plant?

Standard electricity is produced from fossil fuels like coal, oil, and natural gasses. When burned, these fuels emit chemical gases causing pollution and harm to our environment. Fossil fuels are not only destructive to the environment, but they are also a limited resource. Solar electricity is by far one of the cleanest forms of energy.

Chicago and surrounding area residents are jumping at the chance to become a part of the renewable energy movement. 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! As America’s #1 solar installer, we continue to grow throughout Illinois, so please get in touch to find out how we can serve you.

We provide solar to many areas within and near Chicago, including Elgin, Schaumburg, Aurora, Joliet, Cicero, Hanover Park, Naperville, Evanstson, and more (for a full list of areas serviced, see below).

It’s time to take control of your electricity costs in 2021 with Blue Raven Solar. Give us a call or request a free custom quote. It only takes a couple of minutes to find out how much you could be saving with one of the top companies in the solar industry.



Blue Raven Solar, LLC

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Monday: 8:00 am–11:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am–11:00 pm
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Saturday: 9:00 am–9:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Carol Stream
Hoffman Estates
Lake in the Hills
Beach Park
Glendale Heights
La Grange Park

Elk Grove Village
Mount Prospect
Lake Zurich
Wood Dale
Hawthorn Woods
Tinley Park
Glen Ellyn
Crystal Lake
Oak Lawn
Round Lake Beach
Lake Villa
Saint Charles
Hanover Park

Melrose Park
New Lenox
Orland Park
Villa park
Wonder Lake
Country club hills
Village of Lakewood
Western Springs
Morton Grove
Park Ridge

Round Lake
La Grange
Franklin Park
Burr Ridge
Vernon Hills
Round Lake Heights
Clarendon Hills
Campton Hills
Sugar Grove

Rolling Meadows
Downers Grove
Des Plaines
Sleepy Hollow
West Dundee
Arlington Heights
Lake Bluff
Oak Forest


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BBB Accredited Business A+

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NABCEP Certified

Our Chicago Google Reviews

Linda Thomas
Linda Thomas
01:42 30 Nov 19
Blue Raven arrived on time and finished early. Access to the attic and electric system were accomplished with minimal disruption to our family. They left everything in order and were polite and accommodating. Linda M Thomas
Teri Valenti
Teri Valenti
13:13 12 Oct 19
Chris was great. Knowledgeable, friendly. The install was excellent. Non disruptive to my day, cleaned up after themselves. Were friendly and efficient. The final product looks fantastic
David Kamedulski
David Kamedulski
23:54 30 Sep 19
I shopped around and they had the most knowledgeable salesperson. It took some time to get all the permits and schedule everything, but they kept me informed and took care of everything. The crew did the install in a day, working until 7pm to complete the job. All around, very pleased.
Lloyd Witt
Lloyd Witt
14:43 07 Sep 19
Awesome experience. They did a great job getting everything setup and all the paperwork filed. Everything was spelled out in the contracts and they made sure I understood exactly what everything meant. I ran all the docs through my lawyer and there wasn’t any BS in them and what they told me was accurate.I would tell you to call them.I worked with 3 other companies getting quotes and all of the other contracts were ambiguous and didn’t clearly spell out what the deal was. I was kind of left to my own avail to trudge their stuffs.read more
Francisco Cardenas
Francisco Cardenas
19:00 06 Sep 19
They started at 9am and finished 2pm ,they were professional and polite and courteous a great team and do not separate them they get the job done right
Dale Beranek
Dale Beranek
12:45 25 Jul 19
This entire experience has been super easy and fast. The only delay I've seen is with my town and the build permit and final inspection. That's normal though. Blue Raven has given me updates along the way. The installation was done quickly and professionally. Super impressed so far.
lisa jacob
lisa jacob
17:16 10 Jun 19
Perhaps one of the easiest home improvement projects I have ever done!
Crystal Mccabe
Crystal Mccabe
20:45 08 May 19
They were quick and efficient. Very nice too.
Steven Giuliano
Steven Giuliano
14:11 19 Apr 19
Hi my name is Steven. My experience was amazing. Everyone is a rock star. My wife and I tell everyone we can about Blue Raven Solar. I only hope more people can see the light. Thank you all, and I mean everyone for a dream come true. Steven
Clayton Sears
Clayton Sears
17:44 28 Dec 18
We installed our panels about a year ago and I am very happy. Our Blue Raven contacts handled literally every phase of the installation from applying for permits from our village and HOA to the final debug. Then when we had a problem with the output if a few panels they made it right. My bill went down to 15.00 this last summer. That was awesome to stick it to the man. Being in Chicago I realize this will fluctuate and I am looking forward to seeing if I can manage my electric usage to build up my credits and keep it at 15.00 year round. All in all my experience with Blue Raven was and has been a very positive one and would recommend them to anyone thinking of going solar.read more
Molly German
Molly German
17:53 09 Nov 18
Very friendly and efficient. Started at 8 am and were done before 2 pm
Darek G
Darek G
02:30 13 Oct 18
Quick and professional installation.
Lydia Stephens
Lydia Stephens
01:21 19 Sep 18
Excellent service from Dave our Blue Raven on site personnel. Very excited to save money!
23:30 30 Aug 18
Easy to work with! Good workers!The job has been completed for a day!
Chanel Simpson
Chanel Simpson
03:14 13 Jul 18
Installation was done in one day. The installer answered all my questions. He also did not leave a mess. You could not tell he had been here. Overall...great experience.
Kirk Landers
Kirk Landers
20:33 28 Apr 18
Blue Raven Solar proved to be easy to work with, from sales to installation. The installation crew was courteous, extremely efficient, and on time. We haven't turned on the system yet--there are some checks to complete first--but everything up to now has been very professional and worthy of recommendation to others.
Greg and Martha Schwieger
Greg and Martha Schwieger
19:49 05 Apr 18
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“Sales rep was knowledgeable in regards to the solar field. Installers worked through rain to finish work on the day of install. Crew of polite and professional. Tech support at Blue Raven has thus far been very receptive to and able to answer all my questions.”

-David Hawksworth


Blue Raven Solar is among the most well-reviewed, fastest-growing solar companies in the nation (among the top suppliers on SolarReviews, Google, and Yelp for Chicago). As a full-service, in-house solar provider, we do not outsource our work to any contractors. This means a speedy installation process—1 to 2 months in most cases—and superior customer service. We take care of design, permitting, engineering, electrical, installation, paperwork, and everything else.


How can we describe our love for Chicago? The world’s best pizza, hot dogs, St. Patricks day celebration, and arguably the best sports city in the country… need we say more? Since opening our Chicago Blue Raven Solar headquarters we keep finding new reasons to love Chi-town:

  • Chicago Embraces Clean Energy: By 2025 every government building in Chicago will receive electricity from 100% clean energy, and few states/cities have as many tax rebates and incentives for home solar panels (Investment Tax Credit, MACRS, SRECs, Capacity Rebate, and more…)
  • Chicago Deserves the Best Solar Savings: With our no money down, 18-months free solar power and energy production guarantee, we knew we could help people like you save money with solar like never before.
  • Chicago Values Solar Quality: While there are many local solar companies to choose from, we believe that our commitment to better solar technology helps Blue Raven rise above other solutions.

2021 is the perfect time to make the switch to solar in Chicago! 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.


How much will solar panels save me in Chicago and surrounding areas? 

Much of the initial attraction of going solar is to reduce the cost of monthly electric and utility bills. But how much does solar actually save on these bills? Well, a lot depends on how much photovoltaic (PV) energy your system is producing. The more your system produces, the more you can save. Typically, a residential solar setup produces anywhere from 350-850 kilowatt hours (kWh) per month. The average home uses approximately 909 kWh of energy per month (according to U.S. Energy Information Administrations), so owning solar can save you upwards of 90% on your monthly electric bills.


On top of monthly savings, the state of Illinois has great incentives for homeowners who want to make the switch to solar. 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 programs, solar renewable energy credits (SRECs), property tax exemptions, and federal incentives make going solar more affordable for the homeowner and make Illinois one of the top states in the nation for solar.


Another aspect to consider when you decide to go solar is the impact it can make on the environment. In its lifetime, the average residential solar system will offset the energy produced by burning over 80 tons of coal or 175 tons of carbon dioxide. The energy generated is also equivalent to planting 4,000 trees. So yes, solar panels make an impact and help our planet, and you can feel good knowing that you are making a difference.


Because there are a variety of factors to determine your savings, it’s hard to know how much money you’ll save exactly. Luckily, here at Blue Raven Solar, we offer a free savings estimate. All you have to do is submit your contact information and answer a few questions about your energy use, and our solar specialists will be able to give you an accurate, zero-commitment savings report. Estimate Savings Report


As you can see, you can access major savings by going solar in Chicago. Whether it be saving on monthly bills, saving on reduced federal income taxes, or saving the environment, you can start saving with Blue Raven Solar today!

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