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Want to go solar in Illinois? See how Clearway Community Solar makes it easy to support renewable energy with $0 down and no rooftop installation.

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The Benefits of Illinois Community Solar

Clean energy for Illinois

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No roof required, no property installations

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$0 down, no upfront costs

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Help reduce your electricity costs*

*Savings are based on customers receiving electricity on the default supply service rate with their utility, ComEd or Ameren. Customers who are not on their utility supply rate may not benefit from the same savings.

Go Solar. No Roof Required. Here's How:

In Illinois, you can support clean, solar energy generation without a rooftop solar system, and earn solar bill credits on your ComEd or Ameren utility bill for the solar energy produced. Here’s how the Clearway Community Solar program works for Illinois residents.

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Clearway: An Approved Vendor of Illinois Shines

Clearway Community Solar is an Approved Vendor of the Illinois Shines program, also known as the Adjustable Block Program or “ABP.” Illinois Shines is a state-administered program for new solar development and solar PV systems. Clearway’s Community Solar farms produce local solar power, and the Renewable Energy Credits, or “RECs” are sold to the Illinois Shines program to help Illinois reach its renewable energy goals. Learn more about Illinois Shines and its incentives by clicking the link below.

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Energy Cost Management

Whether your motivation is to protect the environment or to reduce your Illinois electricity costs, you could do both when you choose Clearway Community Solar. When you join one of our Illinois solar farms, you will support locally-produced renewable energy. Then, you will receive solar bill credits for the solar energy produced by your assigned portion of the Clearway Community Solar farm. These credits are automatically applied to your utility bill for your convenience.

Clearway guarantees utility customers will save 20% on the value of the solar bill credits (the bill credits applied to your utility bill) generated provided a customer is on the default service supply rate with either ComEd or Ameren. Customers on other energy plans may still join a Clearway Solar Farm, but savings could vary.

Who is Eligible?

Whether you are in the greater Chicago area or beyond, Clearway Community Solar is available for all Illinois residents. If you consume the minimum usage requirements and pass our qualifications, you are eligible to enroll without solar panel installation on your property or upfront costs! The process is simple, and our solar specialists will guide you every step of the way.

Clearway Community Solar & Illinois: Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What is Community Solar?
A: Community Solar is a new solar energy option for Illinois residents, no roof required. Clearway brings residential subscribers from local communities across the state together to support renewable energy. Rather than placing solar panels on homes, Illinois residents can now enroll in solar development with their local Clearway Solar Farm and earn solar bill credits through Clearway’s program.

Q: What Are Solar Bill Credits? 
A: Every month, the solar energy generated by the farm is sent directly to the local power grid, and Clearway customers receive solar bill credits for the same solar energy produced. The solar bill credits are applied directly to utility bills, helping reduce the cost of electricity supply.

Q: What Can I Save with Community Solar? 
A: Customers on the default supply rate with their local Illinois utility (ComEd or Ameren) are guaranteed to save 20% of the value of the solar bill credits. This means that if a customer receives $100 worth of solar bill credits applied to their ComEd or Ameren bill, that customer will only pay $80 for those credits. If a customer is not on the default supply rate with Ameren or ComEd service, savings are not guaranteed and could vary.

Q: Do I Need to Receive Electricity Service from ComEd or Ameren?
A: No, you do not need to receive electricity supply from ComEd or Ameren utility to join a Clearway Community Solar farm. However, to see the savings benefits and enjoy the 20% reduction on the value of the solar bill credits, we recommend that customers be enrolled with their local electric utilities on the default supply rate by the time their assigned solar farm is placed in service.

Q: How Do I Sign Up for an Illinois Community Solar Farm?
A: Sign up is easy! Simply fill out the form below to receive a call from one of our solar specialists, or schedule a phone consultation at the time best for you by using our handy scheduling tool. Our expert renewable energy team will explain the program and provide a custom quote for your home.  A home visit is not required – you enrollment can be completed over the phone. Have your utility bill handy to receive a custom quote.

Q: What is Illinois Shines?
A: Illinois Shines, or the Adjustable Block Program, is a state-administered program for new solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Clearway is an Approved Vendor of the Illinois Shines program. You can learn more about Illinois Shines by reading this brochure.

Q: What are Renewable Energy Credits?
A: Renewable Energy Credits (REC’s) are attributes generated by Community Solar projects. Clearway sells the RECs generated from our Community Solar farms to the Illinois Shines Program to help the state of Illinois reach required renewable energy targets set by The Illinois Renewable Portfolio Standard.

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