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By participating in this raffle, all ticket purchasers and anyone named on a raffle ticket accept and agree to be bound by all the rules, limitations, and restrictions set forth herein. Further, each participant releases ISEA and each of its respective directors, officers, employees, sponsors and agents from any and all liability for injuries, losses or damages of any kind caused by any prize or resulting from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize, and each winner agrees to indemnify and hold ISEA and each of their respective directors, officers, employees and agents harmless from any and all losses, damages, costs, expenses, rights, claims and actions of any kind arising in connection with or as a result of the winner's acceptance or use of any prize. This offer is void where prohibited by law, and all federal, state and local laws and regulations apply. ISEA's interpretation and application of the rules and regulations shall be final.


The Grand Prize consist of the following 4kW Solar PV system as donated by Werner Electric Supply.

  • (16) SolarWorld 250W SunModules, Black Frame

  • (1) Solectria PVI4000S inverter

  • (1) Uni-rac Rail system w/ Flashings

The Grand Prize also includes a free consultation and the labor (subject to POTENTIAL ADDED CHARGES listed below) required to install the system by members of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW).

As of April 2015, the solar Photovoltaic system is valued at its retail price of $16,000. The Internal Revenue Service and any applicable state Department of Revenue will accept this value for the system (or the actual amount of cash received) for the purpose of determining any income tax liability owed by the Grand Prize winner.


  • Prize winner will be required to display a sign providing information about the system and displaying ISEA, IBEW, and Werner Electric’s logos. This sign must be placed in a prominent location on their property facing the street for a period of 60 days from the date of installation. This sign will be produced by ISEA at no cost to the prize winner.

  • Winner must make themselves available during the date of installation.

  • The winner agrees to have his or her name printed on ISEA and IBEW promotional materials.

  • Prize conditional upon customer agreeing to assign all renewable energy certificates to ISEA.

  • If for any reason the winner prevents IBEW or our appointed contractor from successfully installing the system on the agreed date of installation, any additional charges incurred including travel, access equipment hire will be chargeable to the winner.

  • Winner has 12 months from the awarding of the prize to make site available for installation


The winner is responsible for covering all costs beyond the awarded system and installation that is offered. IBEW reserves the right to determine whether any of these or any other costs apply to installing the system at the site of the prize winner during the consultation. Such costs include but are not limited to:

  • Travel charges if installation site greater than 100 miles from Chicago.

  • If Municipal Permit charges apply

  • If electrical interconnection fees apply

  • If the property is two stories or higher, or requires special access equipment.

  • If the property has a roof with a low tilt angle and requires a tilt frame. Tilt frames are not included in the prize value.

  • If the installation point is a separate building from the location of the main array or inverter, in which case there may be charges for additional cabling or trenching.

  • If property upgrades are required prior to installation of system

  • If the location of the panels is greater than 100 feet from the inverter, or either the panels or inverter are greater than 100 feet from main switch.

  • If a meter box or sub panel upgrade is required.

  • If house has solid internal walls or has a meter box inside the house, this may attract additional charges.

  • If the roof requires maintenance or replacement to provide a structurally sound site for installation of the system.

  • All additional charges must be paid for on or before the date of installation.

  • If the site requires preparation such clearing materials, foliage, and other obstructions in order to gain access to the roof or to install the solar system.

  • If any existing devices, plumbing, aerials, pipes, or other solar systems, solar hot water systems, air-conditioning (or similar) systems need to be removed to install the system.


  • All usual performance, manufacturer, and installation warranties are included.

  • If you already have a solar system, you may be impacted by the installation of an additional system if you are currently receiving a Feed In Tariff for power returned to the grid. You must check with your power retailer to determine this.

  • No claims are being made by ISEA/IBEW about the suitability of this system for your needs and the savings on future energy costs that may be generated.

  • IBEW must meet all state and federal obligations and standards in the installation of a solar system. This may include installing electrical conduit to one or more external walls of the property, which may be visible.

  • If IBEW is unable to install the GRAND PRIZE system at the winner’s property due to any reasons, ISEA may supply the equipment list above without installation to winner or winner may elect to receive a consolation prize of $5,000


Raffle tickets are priced at one (1) for $40 OR three (3) for $100. Raffle tickets may be purchased solely from ISEA’s website, board members, or affiliated agents. A maximum of 1,200 raffle tickets will be available for sale.

A participant may purchase as many available tickets as she/he wishes, so long as the tickets have not sold out. A raffle ticket can be purchased in one name only. Any prize and related tax liability will belong to the person named on the winning ticket. Any raffle ticket, order, or request form that is deemed in ISEA's discretion to be defective or illegible is void and will not be honored.

To order tickets, contact ISEA or visit www.illinoissolar.org. Ticket requests must include participant contact information and valid payment information in order to be eligible. All sales transactions are final. No payments will be refunded. If a transaction is denied for any reason the ticket purchase is null and void. In such circumstances, ISEA will attempt via email to notify the party of the problem. In the event of a failed purchase attempt, the next ticket order in line will be processed.

Each valid ticket purchase will be assigned a unique ticket number. Once a valid raffle ticket order has been placed and funds have cleared, a receipt will be emailed to the purchaser, confirming the sale and providing the ticket number(s). Valid tickets will be placed in a secured raffle barrel to await the drawing on the aforementioned date.

ISEA reserves the right to reject any ticket request that is submitted with payment that does not constitute "good funds.” Any defective or physically altered request forms are subject to disqualification at the discretion of ISEA. Prior to the Grand Prize drawing, ISEA will make a reasonable effort to notify any individual who submits such a form, or one that has been rejected as a result of insufficient funds or other errors associated with the respective credit card or check at issue. All requests for tickets for the drawing must be received and/or purchased by the aforementioned deadline.


Ticket purchasers and the person named on a raffle ticket must be at least 18 years of age at the time of purchase of a raffle ticket. Raffle tickets may not be purchased in the name of a business, trust, corporation, or other entity, or wherever prohibited by applicable law. Raffle tickets may not be purchased from outside the continental United States or wherever prohibited by applicable law. Raffle tickets may not be purchased in the name of members of the Board of Directors, officers, employees, raffle sponsors, or agents of ISEA, or immediate family members of the aforementioned parties. Immediate family members are defined here as spouse, domestic partner, child, step-child, parent, step-parent, brother, sister, half-brother, half-sister, or step-sibling.

Prizewinners may be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility, and may be required to provide ISEA with any information required by ISEA in its sole discretion for tax reporting purposes.

  • Competition is eligible for installation on buildings in Illinois only.

  • Ticket holder must be the owner or co-owner of the property.

  • The installation site must be a sound structure constructed with the city permit and approval.

  • The site must be largely free of shading on the roof area to be used to ensure that the system will produce electricity to its full potential.


All raffle ticket sales are final. No refunds will be made, except as indicated below. ISEA assumes no responsibility for lost, stolen, late, misdirected or non-delivered raffle tickets, mail, email, phone, fax, internet or other transactions or other messages, or any other failure to receive orders or deliver receipts prior to the drawing deadlines. A raffle participant's sole and exclusive remedy for ISEA's breach shall be limited to the return of the purchase price paid for his or her raffle ticket(s). In no event shall ISEA or its respective directors, officers, employees, members, sponsors, committee members, agents, contractors, advisors, or representatives be liable to any party for any loss or injuries to earnings, profits or goodwill, or for any incidental, special, punitive or consequential damages of any person or entity.


The odds of winning the Grand Prize depend on the total number of tickets sold. Each ticket sold will be entered separately in the drawing. Each ticket has a separate and equal chance to win the Grand Prize. Assuming all 1,200 tickets are sold and eligible participants validly purchase all tickets, the odds of winning the Grand Prize are 1 in 1,200.


Raffle tickets will be sold beginning at 11:00 AM CST on April 24, 2015 and ending at 11:00 PM CST on April 16, 2016. Tickets may sell out before that time.

The drawing for the 2015 Solar Installation Raffle will be held in a public venue after all the tickets have been sold or at or near ISEA Headquarters, 1281 E. Brummel Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. The date and location of the raffle will be announced to all raffle participants and the public approximently two weeks prior to the date of the drawing.  This date and all other dates stated in these rules may be changed at ISEA's absolute discretion. The drawing is open to the public; however, participants need not be present to win.

Tickets will be drawn by number, not name. Winning tickets will be drawn at random from a drum or similar device containing all eligible raffle tickets. Two (2) successive alternates (first and second alternate) will be drawn in case the Grand Prize winner does not claim the prize within one month of the drawing. The alternate’s names will not be announced unless the original Grand Prize winner does not claim her/his prize and an alternate winner is needed.


ISEA will make reasonable efforts to contact the Grand Prize winner or alternate using the information he or she provided. See RESPONSIBILITIES OF PRIZE WINNER, below for details as to how an unclaimed prize may revert to an alternate.

The prize winner's name will be published on the ISEA Solar Installation Raffle website. In addition, the winner’s name may be obtained by sending before July 31st, 2016 a written request plus a self-addressed, stamped envelope to ISEA Solar Installation Raffle, 1281 E. Brummel Ave., Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.


All raffle winners will need to provide proper identification to the satisfaction of ISEA. The Grand Prize winner agrees to the use of his/her name, photograph or videotape likeness and statements for publicity purposes by ISEA and agrees to sign a publicity release without any further compensation.

The Grand Prize winner is strongly advised to seek professional, legal, and tax advice. Award of the Grand Prize could have material adverse consequences on the Grand Prize winner with respect to including (without limitation) taxes, income, government entitlements or other benefits, as well as other legal, financial or other matters.


ISEA reserves the right to cancel this raffle contest at any time, in which case ISEA’s liability is limited to a refund of the purchase price of the tickets only.


This raffle is sponsored by Illinois Solar Energy Association (“ISEA”, or “the Sponsor”), 1281 E. Brummel Ave, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007.


This raffle is registered with the Office of the City Clerk, Elk Grove Village.


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