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Here’s a Bright Idea

It started in 2016, in a community in Cook County, Chicago with hopes for a cleaner, sustainable future. This solar initiative sparked a phenomenon with projected savings of $1.12 million dollars in electricity over the next 25 years alone—and it’s available to homeowners just like you. This is why we personalize each residential system design to suit your needs, maximize your savings, and get you the best solar panel cost in Chicago.


Every panel we install on your roof will give you more freedom with your hard-earned money and ensure your contribution to reducing harmful carbon emissions.

Embracing Clean Energy

Embracing Clean Energy


By 2025, every government building in Chicago will use 100% clean-energy electricity. Chicago also includes some of the best tax rebates and incentives for owning solar panels in the country—including the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC), Modified Accelerated Cost Recovery System (MACRS), Solar Renewable Energy Certificates (SRECs), Capacity rebate, and more!—to lower your solar panel costs.


Quality Above All


We know you have many solar companies to choose from. We’re on a mission to help you and other Chicago residents not only save on utility costs but also help the planet.


With approximately 11,000 homes powered by solar in Chicago alone, we’re excited to be part of the revolution. Over the next 5 years, Illinois is projected to rank 20th in state rankings for solar energy, with a goal of meeting 25% of energy needs with renewable energy sources by 2025.

Outstanding Solar Savings

Outstanding Solar Savings


Our no-money-down, 18-months free solar power and energy guarantees are unmatched—and we aim to keep it that way. Chicago homeowners deserve to save money on solar panel costs like never before.


The sun isn’t going anywhere anytime soon, and neither are we. Blue Raven Solar in Chicago is one of the nation’s most well-reviewed, fastest-growing solar companies (see what our happy customers have to say on SolarReviews and Google). 


We offer only the best in solar panel technology, with full, in-house services to meet all of your solar panel needs—that means no contractors, no outsourcing, and no fuss. Our Chicago team will take care of you, covering all the details from design to permits, engineering, electrical, installation, paperwork, and maintenance. Our teams are expertly-trained, efficient, and offer superior customer service, with as little as a 1- to 2-month installation timeframe.


Chicago offers the world’s best pizza, hot dogs, St. Patrick’s Day fest, and arguably the best sports in the country—and since offering residential solar panel systems in this area, we find new reasons to love The Second City every day.


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It’s no question solar panels will cut your utility costs. But how much do solar panels cost in Chicago? How do they work? How much do you actually save?


Your savings depend on how much photovoltaic (PV) energy your system is producing as it takes in sunlight. The more PV, the more you save. Typically, a residential solar panel system produces around 350-850 kilowatt hours (kWh) each month. The average home uses approximately 909 kWh of energy per month (according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration). If we do the math, you can potentially save upwards of 90% on your electric costs. 


To meet the state of Illinois’ power goal, the state is offering solar renewable energy credits (SRECs), property tax exemptions, and other federal incentives to help cut the cost of solar panels in Chicago and make clean energy not only more affordable to homeowners, but more beneficial as well.


Not only can you make a difference on your electric costs, but you can also make a difference on the environment. In its lifetime, the average residential solar panel system will offset the energy produced by burning over 80 tons of coal, or 175 tons of carbon dioxide, which is the environmental equivalent of planting 4,000 trees. We may be partial to the color blue at Blue Raven Solar, but we love being green too—and we’re here to make it easy for you too!


With so many factors at play, it’s difficult to pin down your solar panel costs and exactly how much you’ll save in Chicago from Blue Raven Solar without a custom report. You can rest assured knowing with our panels both your wallet and the planet will thank you—but don’t take our word for it! We offer free savings estimates! Simply submit an energy-use questionnaire and our solar specialist will give you an accurate, zero-commitment savings report.


Whether you’re slashing monthly costs, enjoying reduced income taxes, or saving the environment, you can start saving with Blue Raven Solar. Get your savings report inquiry today!


Save Big, Chicago, On Solar Panel Costs

Our solar panels are second to none. With Blue Raven Solar’s exclusive BluePower Plus+™, you can rest easy knowing you’re being taken care of by the most innovative solar panel financing system on the market.


We’ve combined the best perks of a third-party-owned solar lease, a power purchase agreement (PPA), and the lucrative benefits of solar panel ownership into one convenient package. Rather than leasing your solar panels, you own your panels—which means you get all the tax benefits and none of the frustrating price escalations throughout the life of your loan. Not only will you enjoy peace of mind with BluePower Plus+™, you will also get 18 months worry free (we cover your loan payments).


Don’t wait! Our flexible financing options are available exclusively from Blue Raven Solar. Learn more about the cost of solar panels in Chicago by contacting us today, as prices differ for each unique system.

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You provide the house, we’ll provide the equipment. After sharing the specific system costs for the Chicago area and designing your custom solar panel setup, our team will install our state-of-the-art photovoltaic (PV) solar panels, microinverters, and other solar equipment so you can start saving. An added bonus? Your property values will go up with solar panels on the roof.


Our company customizes each solar panel array to suit your home, budget, and lifestyle in Chicago. Our modern, energy-absorbing, black panels are of the highest quality, blend into your roof, and include a 25-year manufacturer warranty, as well as a production guarantee, a workmanship warranty, and a roof penetration warranty. You won’t have to worry about a thing; each member of our team is highly-trained and dedicated to offering personalized care to each Chicago homeowner.


Generally, a house’s south-facing eaves spend the most time in direct sunlight, making them the best location for solar efficiency. And if you don’t have a southern-facing roof, then our team will adapt to find the most viable options for your needs. With a simple calculation, our solar designers will determine the optimal orientation for your solar panels to offset your power costs to the level you’re looking for.


Our solar energy is essentially the combination of our technology, economics, and customer service. It begins with the sun. In a single hour, the sun beams to Earth enough energy to power the entire world for a year. But this much power is impossible to use without the right equipment. With solar panels, you can harness the sun for yourself, cut out unnecessary costs, and power your life with sunlight. Our hassle-free experience makes switching to clean energy as easy as flipping a switch, and we’ve optimized solar panel costs for your area.


Solar energy is becoming more accessible. Cheaper equipment, attractive tax incentives, and expert financing make solar panels one of the best investments a Chicago homeowner can make, which means you can earn back the cost of your solar panels in just a few years.


With the technology harnessed to capture the sun’s energy—like solar panels, inverters, and net metering—we have created a clean, renewable power source for homeowners, slashing your utility costs, contributing to environmental health, and enhancing the value of your home all in one installation. Reach out today to discuss solar panel costs for your Chicago home.


Our Chicago solar experts will make your change to renewable energy as painless and efficient as possible. You will have a dedicated team at your side at every step, beginning with an expert consultation and review of custom solar panel costs, a design session, then permit acquisition, installation, inspection, and finally, energization.


At Blue Raven Solar, we know this fact to be indisputable: Our nation’s current power generation is unsustainable. We currently depend on over 60% of our electricity from the burning of fossil fuels. These carbon-based energy sources (such as coal, oil, and natural gasses) are damaging our natural environment, spewing toxicity and pollution into our atmosphere and beyond. Solar is by far one of the cleanest forms of energy. Unlike fossil fuels, solar is a virtually limitless source, readily available to all and extremely efficient and cost-friendly.


Chicago residents are eager to become part of the renewable energy movement. We’re excited to join you on your solar journey. We can all make a positive impact if we make the right choices—and switching to solar is definitely one of the best choices for you, your Chicago home, your wallet, and the planet.


As America’s #1 solar installer, we’re continuing to grow throughout Illinois—you can find us within and near Chicago, including Elgin, Schaumburg, Aurora, Joliet, Cicero, Hanover Park, Naperville, Evanston, and more (for a full list of serviced locations, see below).


Take control of your energy costs! Give us a call or request a free custom quote below, and see how much you could be saving on your solar panel costs with Blue Raven Solar in Chicago.


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No matter what is easiest for you, we’re here to help, and we can’t wait to meet you and answer all your questions about solar costs in Chicago and surrounding areas!

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Customer Reviews in Chicago

Based on 252 reviews
William “Bill” H.
William “Bill” H.
12:52 10 Jul 24
Shout out to salesman Aaron Jacobson, he was amazing. Got me a cash only deal that saved us a significant amount of money.We had a 15 panel, 6.3kW... DC system. It did take two different days to complete installation. The system was installed cleanly, with no “visible” conduit. With the age of my home (built in '51), some conduit was required to be run up the outside of the chimney.Otherwise install went well. Inspection was completed by my village, now awaiting the inspection results to be received by Blue Raven so a CoC can be drafted and sent to ComEd and I can start using my panels!read more
Jerry M.
Jerry M.
20:02 03 Jul 24
Getting solar energy set up with Blue Raven has been great and much simpler than expected. The installation was completed today very professionally... and more
Akash P.
Akash P.
13:40 29 Jun 24
Setting up the solar panel is a breeze. the process is not complicated and east to go through. Installation teams takes only one day toinstall the... solar more
Sebastian J.
Sebastian J.
03:23 20 Jun 24
Did a great job 31 panels installed in one day 👏 Clean installation. I have great experience from sales to... installation.👏👏👏.Great Job Blue more
James R.
James R.
22:01 18 Jun 24
Great experience, the crew with quick and efficient!!
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Have other questions? View our FAQ page for more answers, or contact a solar specialist at 855-451-5465.

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Blue Raven Solar offers more benefits than any other company. See how much we can save you on solar panel costs today.

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Blue Raven Solar offers more benefits than any other company. See how much we can save you on solar panel costs today.

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