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The state of solar in Joliet

Joliet enjoys an average of 186 sunny days per year,* so the state of Illinois has implemented several laws to incentivize residents to go solar.

Examples of legislation that are fueling the adoption of clean energy in Joliet are the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA)* and the Clean Energy Jobs Act.* Thanks to these laws and other factors, residential solar energy prices in Joliet have dropped by 43% over the past five years.*

How much solar energy does Joliet produce?

According to Google Project Sunroof, Joliet has 35,800 roofs that are viable for solar panels. Installing solar panels on all of these roofs will enable Joliet to generate up to 695,000 MWh of AC per year.*

The IKEA Joliet Rooftop PV System is one of the largest solar arrays in the city. It generates up to 2.0 MW of electricity, which is enough to power almost 300 homes.*

What are the advantages of going solar in Joliet?

Joliet and the state of Illinois are leading the march towards reducing carbon emissions by providing policies that make it easier to go solar. The city currently has an A grade for its interconnection policies and a B grade for net metering. These factors make solar energy attractive for both renters and homeowners.

Even better, relying on solar energy for electricity in Joliet means lower utility bills. Grid electricity costs in Joliet have risen by over 8% in the past five years. If you switch to solar today, you could save up to $19,000 or more over the next 20 years.

Several financing options that help reduce the financial burden of switching to solar are available in Joliet. These options include low-cost solar loans, leases, and power purchase agreements. Even if you choose to pay for your solar system out of pocket, the system should pay itself within seven or eight years.*

How much does solar cost in Joliet?

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The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same city, due to a range of factors. These include:

  • Solar system quality

  • Roof angle and space

  • Household energy needs

  • Installer rates

  • Weather

To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country. In Joliet, we found that the investment to own a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,100 to $23,150, or in other words from $2.62 to $4.63 per watt—and that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.

In Joliet, several solar incentives are available for reducing the cost of installing a solar system. For example, the Federal Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) gives you access to a 26% federal tax credit if you install a home solar system. However, tax credits and incentives are subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) will compensate you for every kilowatt-hour (kWh) you’re your home solar system generates. You also have the Solar Energy System Property Tax Incentive, which exempts you from paying property taxes on the value that installing solar panels adds to your home.

Lastly, you have the Illinois Solar for All Program and net metering. The Illinois Solar for All Program provides low-income homes with funding to install solar panels, while net metering pays you for your unused solar power. By taking advantage of these programs, you can reduce your solar installation costs by up to 50%.*

What’s the best way to go solar in Joliet?

When you are ready to go solar, it’s best to work with a reputable and licensed solar company. The right solar contractor can guide you towards the best solar system for your budget and energy needs. In addition, the contractor will install the system and ensure that it meets the highest industry standards.

You should also consider how the solar system will boost your property value and complement your home’s overall aesthetics. A reputable solar energy company should also help you access every available solar incentive and rebate to help you reduce installation costs.

Get started now by requesting your free consultation with SunPower. We'll follow up with a quick call to schedule a time. You can also call us directly at (800) 786-7693.

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