Solar Panels In Illinois

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Illinois

The average price per watt for solar panels will vary from city to city in Illinois. The below pricing represents a range of costs based on an average price per watt of $2.88.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.88 $12,960.00 $17,280.00 $21,600.00
8 kWs $2.88 $17,280.00 $23,040.00 $28,800.00
10 kWs $2.88 $21,600.00 $28,800.00 $36,000.00
12 kWs $2.88 $25,920.00 $34,560.00 $43,200.00
14 kWs $2.88 $30,240.00 $40,320.00 $50,400.00
16 kWs $2.88 $34,560.00 $46,080.00 $57,600.00

Bare in mind, the estimated prices you see above are based on the average cost per watt in Illinois. The average price per watt in your city might be a little higher or lower depending on your city or county.

Solar Panel Rebates In Illinois

Did you know there are at least 66 solar panel rebates available in Illinois. This means that in addition to the 26% federal tax credit, you can save even more with Illinois solar rebates. Click below to view all of the solar rebates you can apply for.

  • At Least 66 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Illinois Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Illinois
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Illinois Solar Panels By City

Cities In Illinois Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners around the State of Illinois are eliminating their energy bills, improving the value of their homes, and making Illinois a little more green. Check out some of the more popular cities for solar panels in Illinois below.

  • Aurora
    Sunlight kWh973.22406877665kWh
    % Qualified86.61%
    Med. kW Potential8.5kW
  • Bloomington
    Sunlight kWh1000.45kWh
    % Qualified79.93%
    Med. kW Potential11.25kW
  • Bolingbrook
    Sunlight kWh971.59938033697kWh
    % Qualified91.58%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Chicago
    Sunlight kWh973.24997581246kWh
    % Qualified81.65%
    Med. kW Potential6.25kW
  • Joliet
    Sunlight kWh971.77529809652kWh
    % Qualified82.85%
    Med. kW Potential8.5kW
  • Naperville
    Sunlight kWh972.5794610712kWh
    % Qualified90.84%
    Med. kW Potential10.5kW
  • Orland Park
    Sunlight kWh973.24402595272kWh
    % Qualified93.84%
    Med. kW Potential12.75kW
  • Peoria
    Sunlight kWh1008.95kWh
    % Qualified70.88%
    Med. kW Potential8.5kW
  • Rockford
    Sunlight kWh974.95kWh
    % Qualified77.82%
    Med. kW Potential9kW
  • Springfield
    Sunlight kWh1030.2kWh
    % Qualified71.43%
    Med. kW Potential10kW
  • Waukegan
    Sunlight kWh986.85kWh
    % Qualified80.64%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Illinois

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Illinois? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail Storms?

Yes! Properly installed solar panels are much more resilient than people imagine. Just because they’re thin and reflective like glass doesn’t mean they are fragile. In fact, many solar panel owners report extensive damage to the rest of their home, cars, and property, while their solar panel system stays undamaged. The angle and direction the panels are installed facing make the biggest difference regarding their vulnerability during a hail storm, and like the rest of your property they can be insured against hail damage.

How much does it cost to clean solar panels?

The prices range greatly depending on the size of the solar panel system that needs cleaning, the panel’s location, and the angle of your roof. The harder it is to get up to and reach your panels the more you can expect to pay. In general, costs can range from $20 – $30 per panel, but will depend on the specific company you contract.

Why are flexible solar panels less efficient?

Flexible solar panels are limited in the materials they can be made from. Rigid solar panels can be made with more efficient components, and are generally thicker, which means more material to interact with solar rays and produce electricity.

How do you clean solar panels?

In most cases, cleaning your solar panels isn’t really necessary. They get a great rinse off every time it rains. However, if you live in a dry state you may need to clean them from time to time. It’s generally advised that you hire a professional to do this so that you don’t do any unintended damage to your solar panels. However, if you plan to do it yourself, it’s not all that difficult. All you really need is a hose, a good brush, and some patience. Make sure to take your time and gently, but thoroughly scrub the panels until all the dirt and debris is removed.

How much do solar panels cost?

When it comes to the all-in price of installing solar panels, several factors can have an impact. Some of the most common factors that affect the pricing of solar panel installation are the type of solar panels you’re using, the number of solar panels you’re installing, your roof type, and interconnection costs. You can learn more about solar panel costs in this resource.

How long does it take to break even on solar panels?

The time it takes to break even on your solar panel investment will depend on a number of things including the total cost for your system, whether you’re financing or you buy outright, and several other factors. However, the typical time range to break even is about 8 to 11 years for most residential solar panel systems.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

Interesting Facts About Illinois

Illinois, also known as the Prairie State, has seen a population growth of –0.1% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 12,812,508. The percentage of homeownership in Illinois is a whopping 68.8%! This means that 68.8% of the 12,812,508 people in Illinois are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Did you know that Illinois is the the home of The tallest building in the U.S., Sears Tower, in Chicago? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "State sovereignty, national union".

The total area for Illinois is 55,518.93 square miles. When you factor in water area, it has an overall size of 57,913.55 square miles. The highest elevation in the State of Illinois is 1,235 feet and the lowest point is 279 making the average elevation 600 feet. With these elevations, solar panel installation is usually a breeze.

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