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Illinois Shines – Supporting Solar Development in Illinois

What is Illinois Shines? Illinois Shines is the brand name of the Adjustable Block Program, a state-administered program for new solar photovoltaic (“PV”) systems. The program provides payments in exchange for 15 years of Renewable Energy Credits (“RECs”) generated by new PV systems. These payments, made by Illinois utilities, vary

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What is Net Metering?

Solar panels offer property owners more than independence—they offer possibilities. Your home can become entirely self-sufficient and not rely on the grid for energy during all or most of the year. But you can also connect your solar-powered home to the grid and transfer excess energy into the grid to

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pros and cons of solar panels

What Are the Pros and Cons of Solar Panels?

Solar panels are becoming more and more popular for homeowners who want reliable, sustainable power. But many homeowners who want solar panels get slowed down by weighing the pros and cons of solar panels or worrying that they are the right solution for their region. At Blueline Energy, our team

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how do solar panels work

How do Solar Panels Work?

Solar panels are becoming more and more popular for homeowners and businesses across the country. They offer reduced energy bills and self-sufficiency instead of complete reliance on the public grid, and they can even provide opportunities for more savings through net metering and state incentives. At Blueline Energy, we want

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How Many Solar Panels Do You Need

How Many Solar Panels Do You Need?

Switching to solar power might be one of the most cost-efficient things you can do for your home. You can significantly cut down your reliance on the grid, get tax rebates for installing a solar panel system, and even sell excess power to your local grid. But before you can

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