Being an Illinois homeowner puts you in a unique position to take advantage of the benefits offered through your state program on top of the Federal Solar Tax Credit (ITC). Illinois residents can receive additional financial benefits through the State's Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) market.
Illinois has a Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) that requires all Investor Owned Utilities in Illinois to produce 25 percent of their electricity from Renewable Energy by 2025. The SRECs are not available to customers who sign up for a lease or PPA program.
Headline Solar’s primary mission is bring homeowners through a flowing process from understanding their benefits of solar panels to a clean and respectful installation process.
Helping you understand your benefits is the pinnacle of our process. We make it incredibly easy for a homeowner to know when and where they’ll be benefiting after installation.
With every big plan comes a big dream. But, in your case, we make it a reality before it even happens. As part of the process our team will draft up a concept of how your house will look after installation.
Customer service is our forte. From initial meeting to months after your installation is complete, we’ll keep you updated and check-in every step of the way.
Solar panels are installed on your roof and use the sun's rays to create energy. That energy is then sent into a Solar Inverter.
The type of energy created by solar panels is called Direct Current, or DC. A Solar Inverter takes that DC energy and turns it into the energy your home can use, which is called Alternating Current, or AC.
The AC energy the Solar Inverter created is then sent to your home's main Electric Panel. The energy is then sent into your home and powers all of your lights, appliances and anything plugged into an electrical outlet.
A Solar Power Meter keeps track of the energy needed to run your home. When you generate more power than you need, that excess power is sent back into the Energy Grid to use at a later time.
The Energy Grid is the traditional power delivery system for your home. Excess power you create from your Solar Panels is stored here and then sent back to your home when you need it, such as at night time or during low sunlight times of the year.
The solar resource of the United States is enormous. In fact, just one hour of noontime summer sun is equal to the annual U.S. electricity demand. Most states in the United States have good-to-excellent solar resource.
Each kilowatt-hour (kWh) of solar that is generated will substantially reduce greenhouse gas emissions like CO2, as well as other dangerous pollutants such as sulfur oxides, nitrogen oxides and particulate matter. Solar also reduces water consumption and withdrawal.