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Time’s Running Out: Maximize Solar Savings with ComEd Before Program Changes

Time’s Running Out: Maximize Solar Savings with ComEd Before Program Changes

What is net metering? Learning about solar energy in Illinois also means learning about net metering. When your solar panels generate more power than you use, that power gets pushed back into the grid. Under a net metering program, you get credit on your utility bill for the excess energy ...
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Why Solar Sucks! (Or Does It?)

Have You Encountered Solar Hecklers? While manning booths at Home Shows this Spring, we encountered several “solar hecklers.” These hecklers would walk by our booth shouting: “Solar sucks! Solar sucks!” We were somewhat astounded at the degree of distaste manifested. Curious about the cause, we engaged these hecklers in conversation ...
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Leasing vs Buying Solar Panels: What You Need to Know

Is It Better to Buy or Lease Solar Panels? Solar panels are becoming increasingly popular, but many homeowners are unsure whether to buy or lease them. This article will help you understand the pros and cons of each option so you can make the best decision for your needs. Whichever ...
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How Does the Federal Solar Tax Credit Work?

How Does the Federal Solar Tax Credit Work?

UPDATED -  Since the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC) was enacted by the federal government in 2006, the United States solar industry has seen a growth of more than 10,000%. Renewable energy is more available than ever before, a win for the planet and the economy. Have you considered installing ...
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Why Buy Solar in The Winter? [Video]

Why Buy Solar in The Winter? [Video]

Why is Winter the ideal time to buy solar? People tend to think solar panels on long, sunny summer days. But why is Winter the ideal time to buy solar in the Midwest? One reason is that getting permits takes time and you don't want to miss out on the ...
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Snow on Solar Panels: Does it Pay to Remove It?

During the winter months we get a lot of questions about snow on solar panels.  Some of the top questions include:
  • Do solar panels work in the winter?
  • Should I get on my roof to remove snow from the solar panels?
  • Is there a safe method to remove snow?
  • ...
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Illinois Solar Incentives in 2024

Illinois is a great State to go solar! Illinois solar incentives make the cost of going solar even more affordable. How do they work, and why do they change? Iconic Energy experts provide the answers. What Is the Illinois Solar Incentive Program? The Illinois Shines program pays an incentive to ...