Illinois Solar for All Program

November 20, 2023


Information for this program is taken from the 2024 Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan

As part of its Renewable Portfolio Standard, Illinois operates two SREC purchase programs to support deployment of solar photovoltaic generation.

By offering more generous REC prices than the Illinois Shines program, the Illinois Solar for All program incents low-income residents (as well as non-profit and public facilities) to participate in solar projects, whether as a system owner, community solar project subscriber, or system host.

The Illinois Solar for All Program consists of four sub-programs: the Low-Income Single-Family and Small Multifamily Solar Incentive (also referred to as "Residential Solar (Small)"); the Low-Income Community Solar Project Initiative (referred to as "Community Solar"); the Non-Profit and Public Facilities program; and the Low-Income Multifamily Solar Incentive (referred to as "Residential Solar (Large)"). 

The Illinois Solar for All Program also offers incentives through the Bright Neighborhoods Initiative in select areas. The initiative provides solar panels at no upfront cost to participants in West Garfield Park (Chicago), Waukegan, and the Carbondale-Marion area. Enrollment is open through March 31, 2024.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Solar Renewable Energy Credit Program
Web Site:
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Photovoltaics
Incentive Amount: Varies by program and year.


Name: Public Act 102-0662
Effective Date: 09/15/2021
Name: Public Act 99-0906
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.