Solar and Energy Efficiency
SEDAC provides technical assistance to help building managers, owners, and administrators make their facilities more energy efficient. Through phone calls, emails, face-to-face consultations, site visits, and reports, they provide recommendations that are adoptable, affordable, and tailored to the needs of our clients. They offer economic analysis and financing guidance to help our clients develop strategies to implement our recommendations.
They also periodically offer workshops and webinars to educate building managers about the latest energy efficiency strategies for their facilities.
Illinois Solar Incentives
ComEd, one of IL’s largest utility companies, provides rebates for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers to help decrease the out-of-pocket costs of installing solar. If you’re a ComEd customer and install solar on your business, you’re eligible for $250 per kilowatt (kW) of installed solar power. To receive the rebate, your solar panel system cannot be larger than 2,000 kW in capacity.
Cook County offers a Commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) finance program to Cook County commercial property owners. C-PACE is an innovative program that enables commercial property owners to obtain 100% long-term, fixed-rate financing for energy efficiency, renewable energy, resiliency, water use and electric vehicle charging building improvements. Cook County commercial property owners can receive funding for their projects from qualified Capital Providers.
- Through their Lighting for All program, ComEd provides discounts for energy efficient lighting for homes and facilities.
- Additionally, ComEd provides income eligible energy efficiency programs.
- When you participate in Net Metering, you can lower your energy bill by producing some of the energy you use with an eligible, private solar energy system installed at your facility.
- ComEd Guide to Going Solar: For Businesses