Community solar is a great way to start using renewable energy without buying panels yourself. Community solar has a large variety of models, but it can work for people who live in multi-family units, are renting, run a community-oriented organization, and many other situations!
You can find a community solar project in your service territory at the Illinois Shines website.
Check out the resources below to learn more.
Community Solar in the RPS
Illinois Solar for All
Community Solar: Developing Community Solar Projects
Any questions not answered here? Try ISEA's FAQ on Utility, Community, and Large-Scale Solar!
ISEA developed this presentation in June 2017 to assist groups who are interested in establishing Community Solar Projects in their communities. Not all projects will require a full Request For Proposals (RFP) or Request For Information (RFI); this presentation is meant to inform community groups on the aspects of developing a project.
Please feel free to download and share. We ask that the presentation is kept in its entirety. You can download the presentation by clicking here, or clicking the picture.
Residential Consumer Guide to Community Solar
Department of Energy's Guide to Community Shared Solar, which details the process for beginning a community solar project
Land/Property Owner Solar Energy Guidance