Going Solar Benfits
More Than Your Wallet


Renewable Energy

No-Brainer Investment

From making the decision to reach out to our team at Headline Solar, being presented a savings proposal, scheduling and completing your install, and then having your system turned on; we guarantee to make everything a breeze for you.

Headline Solar’s foundation is based upon being a customer centric company and that is exactly who we are.

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"Our solar panel system is barely noticeable from all angles. It was installed very fast and Headline’s team left our property without a trace, scrap, scratch or dent. Thank you again guys."

Y. Antinov
Chicago, IL

Benefits of Solar Ownership

  • You own the system, you take advantage of all incentives
  • 16 Month interest only payment keeps your payments low
  • Fixed rate and payment with no escalators
  • No Pre-Payment Penalty
  • Federal Solar Tax Credit is yours to claim
  • Manufacturer warranty on your equipment
  • Production guarantee on your system
  • Reduce your carbon footprint for generations to come
  • Increase the value of your home

Illinois Net Metering & Tax Credits

Thanks to Illinois’ net metering policy, your utility will automatically credit you any surplus electricity your solar system produces. Net metering ensures that you benefit from the full value of your solar panels and is a great way to balance out your electricity production and consumption, which do not always happen at the same time. Commonwealth Edison offers the top utility net metering program in Illinois.

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Solar Renewable Energy Credits

Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SRECs) and Illinois’ renewable portfolio standard (RPS) means the state is committed to producing 25 percent of its electricity from renewable resources by 2025. That’s an ambitious goal, and to make it happen, the state has a program that rewards homeowners for helping Illinois reach that target.

For each megawatt hour (MWh) of electricity your solar system produces, you will be granted one Solar Renewable Energy Credit (SREC) that you can then sell in the market, creating a nice income stream for the life of the system. SRECs are not available to customers who choose a lease or PPA type system.

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ComEd, one of IL’s largest utility companies, provides rebates for commercial and industrial (C&I) customers to help decrease the out-of-pocket costs of installing solar and other energy efficiency products.

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These two tax incentives offered in Illinois can make going solar even more affordable: Property tax break. Worried about your property tax bills going up because of the value your solar system will add to your home? Don’t be. The Special Assessment for Solar Energy Systems means that you will be taxed as if the panels were not even there.

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Not only does the State of Illinois want to help you go solar –the Federal Government does, too. In addition to the policies mentioned above, you can reduce the cost of your solar energy system by 26 percent with the Federal Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Keep in mind that the ITC applies only to those who buy their system with a cash purchase or solar loan, and that you must have enough income for the tax credit to be relevant (though of course the credit can be split over multiple years).

Federal Solar Tax Credits

The federal solar tax credit, also known as the investment tax credit (ITC), allows you to deduct 26 percent of the cost of installing a solar energy system from your federal taxes. The ITC applies to both residential and commercial systems, and there is no cap on its value.

"The crew at headline solar was great. They walked me through the process of converting to solar and how to take advantage of available tax credits. The install was executed on time and there were no surprises in the bill. Would highly recommend."

A. Erickson
Arlington Heights, IL

"The company was really polite, responsive, and most importantly— they got the job done when they said they would. I appreciate any company that sticks to their word and communicates all parts of the job before and during the process."

B. Fuller
Chicago, IL

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