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    Bring solar to your community

    Solar in the Community is a match-making site for Community Solar Developers, Communities, and Subscribers. When the site goes live in July 2018, users will be able to browse Illinois' new community solar projects, connect with developers to find out how to subscribe, and even allow communities to propose their own projects to attract residents and developers.

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  • What is Community Solar?

    Community Solar is a solar PV installation that provides energy, financial benefits, or both to several members or "subscribers" through a voluntary program. Community Solar isn't built on your own roof, but rather in your community.

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Are you a renter? Is your home not suitable to install solar? Do you want to encourage solar development and clean renewable energy? Do you support local jobs? Community Solar may be right for you! Through SolarInTheCommunity, you can enter basic information about your interest, and then can use this site to shop around for Community Solar projects, evaluate costs and terms of different projects, and express interest to a project developer.


Are you a community leader who wants to organize around a community solar project in your neighborhood? Do you know of a site that would be great for community solar? Through SolarInTheCommunity, you can propose a site in your community for community solar, organize recruit potential subscribers, find a developer who wants to build your project, and keep folks updated as you go!

Sample Developer Projects

Developers: Post your community solar projects

Create Project Page

Create a dedicated project page to upload details about a site in your community

Upload photos

Upload photos of the site to show to interested developers and community members.


Get connected to potential subscribers nearby.


Keep your subscribers updated with the project's progress as it gets built.

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