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Homeowner Resources

Are you thinking about going solar? Check out the following pages to learn more about the mechanics of solar energy and how you, too, can power your home or business with the sun!

How Solar Works
This page explains how the energy from the sun gets converted into something you can use in your home! Both solar thermal and photovoltaic systems are covered.

The Installation Process
Getting started on the installation process can sometimes seem overwhelming! This page breaks it down step-by-step, from site assessment to financing.

How to Choose a Qualified Installer
Unsure what company you should choose to safely install and connect your system? Follow this guide!

Illinois Solar Rights Act
Learn some important legislation in this Act from 2011. The Illinois Solar Rights Act is intended "to protect the public health, safety, and welfare by encouraging the development and use of solar energy systems in order to conserve and protect the value of land, buildings, and resources by preventing the adoption of measures which will have the ultimate effect, however unintended, of preventing the use of solar energy systems on any home that is subject to a homeowners' association, common interest community association, or condominium unit owners' association."

DSIRE ILLINOIS Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency
Learn more about incentives you can take advantage of as a user and producer of solar energy.


Interested in talking with someone who already has solar on their home or business? ISEA's Solar Ambassadors are happy to talk about their experiences and give advice to those interested in going solar! Visit our Solar Ambassador page here.


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