REBATE PROGRAM OPENED TODAY AT 11:00 AM

The Illinois DCEO Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program is OPEN

Photovoltaic (solar electric) incentives

  • $1.50/watt or 25% for homeowners and businesses
  • $2.60/watt or 40% for nonprofits and public entities

Wind energy incentives

  • $1.70/watt or 30% of project cost for homeowners and businesses
  • $2.60/watt or 40% for non-profits and public entities

Solar thermal incentives

  • 30% of project cost for homeowners and businesses
  • 40% of project cost for non-profits and public entities

Maximum rebate for all solar and wind energy projects is $10,000

DCEO has allocated a budget of $1.5 million to this program.  This budget is the same as the last few years.  Applications are considered on a first come, first serve basis.

No grants will be offered during the 2013 Fiscal Year due to the $3.7 million appropriation to Illinois Green Economy Network which reduced DCEO’s budget from $5 million to $1.3 million.

DCEO had to work hard to ensure the Rebate Program stayed alive and had comparable funding to past years by adjusting budgets and eliminating the grants.