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Illinois Solar Panels: Pricing and Incentives

Written by Luke Daugherty/

Edited by Jamie Cesanek

Last updated 08/09/2023

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Key Points

  • Federal, state, and local incentives are available for Illinois residents to lower upfront costs, earn renewable energy credits, and more.
  • Through the federal solar tax credit, you could receive nearly $8,000 back on your taxes if you purchase an average-priced solar system in Illinois.
  • Investing in solar energy in Illinois can pay off through major long-term electricity bill savings.

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Solar power FAQs

  • The average cost of a 7-kW solar panel system in Illinois is around $26,320, before tax and incentives, according to Find Energy. The cost of your system will depend on its size, the type of solar panels, other system components (such as inverters and batteries), and local labor and permitting costs.

  • Solar panels can be an expensive yet rewarding investment because they can help you save money on energy. To expand your solar education and determine if they’re right for your home, you should consider your energy usage habits, whether your home and roof are optimal for panels, and how much you typically pay in electricity bills.

  • The amount you can save on energy by installing solar panels in Illinois depends on how much sunlight your solar panels get and how much energy you use. Based on the average energy bill in Illinois, you could save over $1,500 annually with a solar system that covers your entire energy usage.

  • If you’re in the market for solar panels in Illinois, SaveOnEnergy can help. To get started, enter your information in the form on the screen or give us a call, and we’ll connect you with a solar installer in your area.

  • Unlike fossil fuels, producing solar energy in Illinois doesn’t emit carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It’s a clean, renewable energy source that will help you live more sustainably and minimize your carbon footprint.

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