Note: This program is currently closed due to lack of funding. The program is expected to resume in July 2009 (FY 2010), although terms of the program have not been published and there may be changes. This record and summary is based on the FY 2009 program. Check back periodically for updates. The Illinois Solar Energy Incentive Program provides funding for the purchase and installation of certain types of solar-energy system. Grants are available to residents, businesses, state and local government entities, schools, and nonprofit organizations. Eligible technologies include solar thermal systems that collect and transfer heat for space, water heating, and/or electric generation; photovoltaic (PV) systems on buildings that register for and achieve a LEED Silver or higher rating; and innovative PV systems including but not limited to building integrated or highly efficient designs. Projects must have a minimum cost of at least $50,000 in order to be eligible for an award. The program incentives are listed below by technology. It is important to note that the listed values act as an an upper limit of possible support rather than a guarantee of a specific award.
|Incentive Type:||Grant Program|
|Administrator:||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity|
|Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:||Solar Water Heat,Solar Space Heat,Solar Thermal Electric,Solar Photovoltaics,Solar Pool Heating|
Solar Thermal: Up to 30% of project cost
LEED PV: Up to $3.00 per DC Watt
Innovative PV: Up to $3.25 per DC Watt
Solar-thermal water-heating and space-heating systems must be approved by the SRCC or a comparable certification organization;
Systems must have a total cost of at least $50,000
|Installation Requirements:||Installers must be licensed to transact business in Illinois and maintain "appropriate types and levels of insurance coverage"|
|Name:||Â§ 20 ILCS 687/6-3|
|Expiration Date:||05/01/2009 (current solicitation)|
|Organization:||Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic|
620 East Adams Street
Springfield IL 62704
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.
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