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Anyone install Solar in Illinois in 2015/2016

Discussion in 'Energy, Environment, and Policy' started by thx1139, May 12, 2016.

  1. thx1139

    thx1139 Member

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    Maybe building a new house and would really like to power with solar (mostly). Has anyone put in a Solar system in Illinois (Chicago suburbs).

    I ask 2015 and 2016 because of how prices change.

    Wondering about cost per Kw? Contractor? Results? Etc.
     
  2. TheTalkingMule

    TheTalkingMule Distributed Energy Enthusiast

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    I would also do some research on the 30% tax credit. If you're replacing your existing roof to install solar, you get to lump that into the 30% credit, not sure what counts when it's a new structure. Would be interested in finding out. If it's some portion of the roof work then you could be saving yourself a chunk by doing it now rather than 2 years down the line. Good luck!
     
  3. GBleck

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    I think IL has a rebate and as I understand it it is funded not with state taxes? Is it still available without the state having a budget?
     
  4. LJordan

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  5. thx1139

    thx1139 Member

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    Ahh you live in Bolingbrook. We used to live in Bolingbrook and live in Lemont now so I imagine the energy production would be similar.
     

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