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Renewable Energy

Current Incentive Programs

Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program
The focus of the Solar and Wind Energy Rebate Program, through the State's Renewable Energy Resources Program, is to encourage utilization of small-scale solar and wind energy systems in Illinois.

Large Distributed Solar and Wind Grant Program
The focus of the Large Distributed Solar and Wind Grant Program (previously called the Community Solar and Wind Grant Program) is to support the development and implementation of larger-scale distributed solar thermal, solar photovoltaic, and wind energy systems in Illinois.

Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program
The focus of the Biogas and Biomass to Energy Grant Program, through the State’s Renewable Energy Resources Program, is to encourage the use of biogas and biomass for on-site energy generation in Illinois.
 
Past Incentive Program
 
Renewable Energy Business Development Program
The focus of the Renewable Energy Business Development Grant Program, through the RERP, is to support development or expansion of renewable energy production through the development of renewable energy businesses and component manufacturers. Approximately $2 million of funding is available for this program for FY2012.
Program Closed
 
Resources
 
The Economic and Environmental Impacts of Clean Energy Development in Illinois
This study examines the economic, employment and environmental benefits that Illinois could realize by increasing investment in renewable energy and energy efficiency. 
 
Emissions Impact Assessment of the Sustainable Energy Plan for Illinois
This study shows that the Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard and Renewable Portfolio Standard contained in the Illinois Sustainable Energy Plan produce significant and measurable air quality benefits to Illinois and surrounding states.
 
Wind Speed Maps For Illinois
Compiled from data collected by Illinois Wind Program, National Weather Service, and Illinois State Water Survey prepared by Western Illinois University.  Maps show each season over three years at two different heights.