- Incentives for on-premises (including rooftop) solar development in economically-challenged communities.
- Incentives for community solar project development in economically-challenged communities. A community solar project is a larger-scale solar development of solar panels for people who don’t have a roof or space on their property to install solar. People invest in the project to reap the benefits of lowered energy bills and potentially other financial benefits from energy produced by these panels on investors’ behalf.
- Incentives for solar development on buildings owned by non-profits, including houses of worship, or the government.
- Additional incentives for projects to be carried out in Environmental Justice (EJ) communities, where pollution, contamination, and other negative environmental impacts have harmed community health. With solar development, EJ communities across the state can reap the economic and health benefits of clean air, clean water, and job creation.
In addition to goals from the Solar for All program, the electric utility serving northern Illinois (Commonwealth Edison) must spend $30 million through 2025 to train and apprentice new clean energy workers. Some of that money may be spent directly by ComEd, and some of it will flow to nonprofits. There is a goal to train 2,000 persons with records and alumni of the foster care system, who often face challenges to employment.