Solar Company Green Home Systems is Hopeful after Announcement that the Best Solar Incentive Program in the Country is Back

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Green Home Systems is thrilled about Governor Pritzker’s (IL) announcement to reopen the Illinois Shines program, which is considered by some to be the best solar incentive program in the country.

Green Home Systems is thrilled about Governor Pritzker’s (IL) announcement to reopen the Illinois Shines program, which is considered by some to be the best solar incentive program in the country.

As stated on the Illinois Shines official website, “On September 15, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (Public Act 102-0662). This Act includes significant changes to the Illinois Shines program, including the reopening of the program within 90 days (December 14, 2021). Additionally, the Act provides funding to support the Illinois Shines Program for the foreseeable future.”

What is Illinois Shines?

Illinois Shines is another name (brand name) for the Adjustable Block Program which originally began in January of 2019. According to IllinoisABP.com, “The Adjustable Block Program is a state-administered solar incentive program developed and managed by the Illinois Power Agency and administered through its third-party Program Administrator, InClime.”

In a nutshell, Illinois Shines offers a variety of solar incentives for homes and businesses as well as community benefits.

There are two main ways to take advantage of the Illinois Shines program. One way to participate is to install a new solar panel system on your property to directly offset your energy usage. The second option is to subscribe to a share of a community solar project. Both are beneficial for yourself, your community, and the environment, so there is no way to go wrong.

What are some of the incentives of Illinois Shines?

One of the most utilized benefits of Illinois Shines is net metering. According to the Program’s Community Solar Brochure, “Net metering measures the electricity a PV project produces and credits you for it on your electric bill. It is available both for customers who have PV projects located at their homes or businesses and for subscribers to community solar projects.
Energy use is offset at a customer’s energy supply rate, which your electricity supplier can inform you of. By subscribing to a community solar project, you will be automatically enrolled in net metering by the community solar provider. Some community solar providers may require you to choose a specific electricity supply option as a condition for enrollment.”

What does this mean for Green Home Systems?

A win for Illinois Solar is a huge win for Green Home Systems and for the American Solar industry as a whole. Offering incentives to go solar is great to get business going for American solar companies all the way from manufacturing companies to installation companies. This creates jobs and helps to boost the economy.

Additionally, incentives are great for the GHS consumer who wants to go solar, but would not do so without a bit of financial support. Though solar is a long-term money saver, up-front it can seem pricey. Helping customers save and/or earn even more money on their system is a great way to help those customers who want solar, but are waiting for the right time from a financial standpoint.

Lastly, and probably most importantly, this is a win for the environment. Robbie Hebert, Managing Director at GHS, states, “The number one goal at Green Home Systems is to create a green world. We want to be a part of putting an end to harmful fossil fuels that are detrimental to our world and all of us living in it, and the best way to do that is with clean, reliable, solar energy.”

GHS believes that the future is green, and with the help of our leaders like Governor Pritzker, we are one step closer to a cleaner and brighter, solar-powered future.

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