Grant Application Process
How do I apply for a PV system installation grant?
Applications are submitted electronically through Illinois Clean Energy’s website. Start your application here.
How does the installation process work?
We have prepared a downloadable document that explains the process in detail
What does a PV system installation grant cover?
The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation provides up to $8,000 or 90% (whichever is less) of the PV system’s cost and installation, as well as web-based monitoring to provide real-time data on the amount of electricity generated. Illinois Clean Energy also pays for the services of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) to coordinate the project installation process. FEE will also help integrate specialized curricula to teach the fundamentals of solar and other types of renewable energy into classrooms. FEE has already helped over 220 schools in Illinois with their PV installations.
How can I find more information or ask questions?
Grantees and potential applicants can also ask questions by calling the Foundation at 312.372.5191
What is the timing for grant decisions and project installation?
Grant decisions are generally made in the spring. Project installation may start immediately after execution of a grant agreement. Grant recipients are encouraged to install their systems in the summer before the start of the new school year but must complete the project by the end of the grant period (12 months).