Is a solar energy system right for me?

Solar energy uses one of the earth’s most bountiful and free renewable resources: the sun. Solar energy systems harness energy from sunlight and convert it into 电 or heat that you can use to power your home or to heat your home and water-saving money, 电, 和天然气. T在这里 are many factors to consider when deciding if a solar energy system is right for you: structure of your home, ground-mounted verse roof-mounted, photovoltaic (commonly called PV, used to produce 电) verse solar thermal (used to produce heat for water or air), 可购性, 可靠性, 可利用阳光, 还有更多. 参观 教育 tab to explore definitions, informative videos, and more.

请查看 Homeowner’s 指南 to Going Solar for an all-in-one resource as you begin to think about solar on your home.


Are you ready to install solar on your home?


  1. 教育 yourself on solar system options.
  2. 进行场地评估 to determine if solar is a viable option for your home.
  3. After you've determined that your home is suitable for solar, 聘请有资质的安装人员.
  4. 检查 Will County Residential Solar Permitting Checklist & 指南.
  5. Install your chosen system.  的 Will County 建筑 Permit application 网站可于 在这里.
  6. 探索 融资 你的新太阳能项目. 参观 资助你的项目 点击此处了解更多信息.


See what solar is doing for local jobs using the 2016年太阳能就业普查.

Want to get a rough idea about your home’s solar potential? 访问谷歌的 项目天窗!

Looking for a more detailed snapshot of solar on your rooftop? Input potential system info and review the economics of a solar project at your residence using the National Renewable Energy Lab’s (NREL) PV Watts calculator.

Learn about Solar from People with Solar: Getting Started

购买 & Installing a Photovoltaic Solar Roof
Solar Energy and Solar Panel Installation In Depth