Renewable Energy Grants for Schools

September 17, 2007


This grant program is meant to assist schools that wish to install, acquire, or improve renewable energy systems. The grant will provide 50% of the project cost up to a maximum of $1 million provided that school can demonstrate the ability to fund the remaining 50%. Schools may accept private funds for their portion of the project cost. Public Act 095-0046 amends Article 6 of The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Coal Resources Development Law of 1997 (20 ILCS 687/6) by adding section 5.5. The grant program will be administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Grant Program
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Start Date: 08/10/2007
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Photovoltaics,Wind (All),Geothermal Heat Pumps
Incentive Amount: 50% of project cost
Maximum Incentive: $1 million


Name: Public Act 095-0046
Date Enacted: 08/10/2007
Effective Date: 08/10/2007

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.