Renewable Energy Grants for Schools (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Renewable Energy Grants for Schools
Incentive Type State Grant Program
Applicable Sector Schools
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount 50% of project cost

Start Date 2007-08-10

Maximum Incentive 1 million

References DSIRE[1]


This grant program is meant to assist schools that wish to install, acquire, or improve renewable energy systems. The grant will provide 50% of the project cost up to a maximum of $1 million provided that school can demonstrate the ability to fund the remaining 50%. Schools may accept private funds for their portion of the project cost.

Public Act 095-0046 amends Article 6 of The Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency, and Coal Resources Development Law of 1997 (20 ILCS 687/6) by adding section 5.5. The grant program will be administered by the Illinois Department of Commerce.

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Public Act 095-0046
Date Effective 2007-08-10
Date Enacted 2007-08-10

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"