Go Solar Illinois

Bringing Affordable Solar to Springfield and all of Illinois!

Welcome to Go Solar Springfield/Illinois, a WindSolarUSA initiative. We're working on bringing solar to residents across the state via a group purchasing program. This helps to bring costs down for homeowners, businesses, and ag producers that want to use solar to offset utility expenses.

Go Solar Springfield/Illinois is designed to be a 'one-stop shop' for individuals interested in utilizing solar energy. The program achieves this aim through the following measures:

  • Using American-made modules and IBEW DG-certified electrical installers. 
  • Providing free site assessments and array projections coupled with financial performance modeling. This provides insight into what solar would look like at a particular location, as well as the economic benefits.
  • Negotiating bulk purchase pricing for products and installation for the program. This way, Illinois residents and business owners can install solar on their homes or buildings for below market prices.

“We are looking to increase the awareness of solar as a green alternative to traditional, escalating priced energy sources,” said Michelle Knox, WindSolarUSA Founder and President. “As cost continues to come down and the payback windows shrink, offering a group purchasing program was just another way we could work to offer quality American-made products at a competitive price.”

For most systems in the City of Springfield, paybacks run under three years on commercial systems, and five years for residential. This projection includes such factors as:

  • The federal tax credit
  • Five year accelerated depreciation for business owners
  • Renewable energy credits (RECs) offered by the State of Illinois via the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) legislation

We’ll post upcoming informational events on our WindSolarUSA Facebook page. Feel free to contact us for more information, and don't forget Like us on Facebook so that our information comes straight to your feed, and you can stay up to date on this program!