Community Renewable Generation Project Rules

June 09, 2022


Note: Information on community renewable projects in Illinois is also listed in the Net Metering program entry.

Illinois's most recent rules for community renewable generation projects are derived from Public Act 102-0662 (titled the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act) of 2021.

Community solar projects are owned and operated by third parties, which offer subscriptions to individuals and businesses. Bill credits are provided by the electric utility at a rate which includes energy supply, transmission, and capacity values but excludes delivery service costs.

Incentives for community solar projects are provided through the Illinois Shines and Illinois Solar for All programs, which purchase RECs from project developers.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Regulatory Policy
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Community Solar Rules
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Applicable Utilities: Commonwealth Edison, Ameren Illinois, MidAmerican Energy
System Capacity Limit: 5 MW
Participant Credit Rate: Must include at least energy supply, capacity, transmission, and (if applicable) purchased energy adjustment components.
Low-Moderate Income Provisions: Additional incentives available for lower income-focused projects through the Illinois Solar for All SREC program.


Name: Public Act 102-0662
Date Enacted: 09/15/2021
Effective Date: 09/15/2021
Name: Public Act 99-0906
Date Enacted: 12/07/2016
Effective Date: 06/01/2017

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.