Is solar energy an option for me?October 10, 2022
ComEd is powering a cleaner and brighter future for our customers and communities, and customers today have more options than ever when searching for reliable, clean and innovative energy products. ComEd’s enablement of the adoption of more renewable energy will help reduce carbon emissions and air pollution to improve local air quality, combat climate change and promote public health – particularly in under-resourced communities.
Adopting renewable energy like solar will reduce carbon emissions and can save you money, but the process might feel overwhelming.
ComEd customers have common questions about solar power, including:
- How much does it cost to install solar panels on my roof?
- Does my roof get enough sun?
- How much money could I save?
- I’m interested, but where would I even start, and what do I need to do?
To help customers make informed decisions, a variety of easy-to-use interactive resources are available at ComEd.com/solar.
Illinois’ clean energy future has the potential to offer tremendous economic, environmental and public health benefits. To ensure everyone can gain these benefits, ComEd offers a variety of programs and resources that make clean renewable energy accessible and desirable for all communities.
A solar energy system, or solar PV system (photovoltaic system), uses individual solar cells on a solar panel to capture sunlight and convert it into energy.
Customers can use ComEd’s solar calculator to evaluate the solar potential of their roof, estimate the number solar panels required, and calculate potential savings, rebates, and more. The tool also contains links that connect customers to lists of solar contractors maintained by the Illinois Commerce Commission and the Illinois Power Agency.
A community solar project is a “farm” of solar panels that is owned and operated by an independent community solar developer. Homes and businesses can subscribe to a community solar project and gain the benefits of solar energy without installing panels on their own property. Community solar subscribers earn credits on their monthly utility bills for their portion of the energy produced by the community solar project.
GIVE A RAY
Give-A-Ray℠ is designed to increase access to solar energy for income eligible residents and is made possible by the Illinois Solar for All program. Give-A-Ray offers qualified customers the opportunity to join in community solar without paying monthly subscription fees, and they can save on average $1,000 annually on their energy bills for a three-year term.
The first program of its kind in Illinois, Give-A-Ray currently serves about 600 ComEd customers. While current projects are fully subscribed, customers can learn more about the program requirements and register their interest for future openings at www.ComEd.com/GiveARay.
Learn more about all the tools and programs available to help customers make informed decisions about solar at ComEd.com/solar.