your renewable energy source

Affordable Solar, LLC

Dennis Connolly


1145 baker hill road

​cobden, il 62920

There are benefits and tax credits available for homeowners who use solar energy. For available programs in the state of Illinois,

visit DSIRE residential programs.


Residential solar hot water can pay for itself in savings within 8-10 years. Additional solar heat can be utilized by tapping directly from your solar storage tank to a separate solar heated exchange coil built directly into your forced air furnace. Another solar option is a radiant coil heater with its own fan designed to heat individual rooms. 


There are several possible funding sources available for commercial systems. There may be state grants and significant Federal Tax Credits available for your project.

State Grants: The State of Illinois historically offered grant programs providing up to 30% of the cost of a solar system, capped at $25,000. These are often annual programs and this site will be updated with current announcements.

Federal Tax Credit: Effective January 1, 2009, the IRS allows a 30% Federal Tax Deduction for both solar thermal and solar electric systems. These credits can be deferred if you are unable to take advantage of them in the year you purchased your system. All calculators are made net any state or gran funds that may apply.

In addition, businesses are eligible for an accelerated depreciation schedule allowing for 85% f the value to be depreciated over a 5 year period. This Federal program is legislated until 2015.

System sizing and pricing is a site specific process. Please contact our sales team to discuss your needs accordingly.

Cultivate Illinois Green Energy Program: The Illinois State Treasurer's Office secures below-market interest rate loans. Click on the following link for more information.

Contact Dennis Connolly for pre-approved solar rebates (618) 893-1771