Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

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you are one step closer to solar power

Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

IL:
cash payment schedule

In Illinois, the Adjustable Block Program has created one of the fastest-growing solar markets in the country.
Its competitive market brings in local and national companies alike. Sun Badger consistently stands out in the market with impeccable reviews, good value and timely installations. When other companies are taking 12 months to complete an install, Sun Badger consistently gets systems up and running in 3-6 months or less. If not for the cumbersome utility process, the timeline would be drastically more efficient. Below is an overview of the IL project timeline which highlights the steps required of you to help move your solar project along.

1. Deposit (25%):

To get your project started you will need to sign your contract and pay the 25% invoice. You are then introduced to our project managers, construction team and set up in our project management system, Basecamp. Here you can track tasks and timelines as projects progress. Our initial payment is due within 48 hours of receiving the invoice, but the sooner we receive the down payment the sooner we can give you a solar home!

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Deposit is received
within 5 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Onboarding
From your Solar Success Manager
7-14 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

installers
Will contact you to schedule a site survey.
14 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Site survey
Our team will review the condition of your roof, rafters, electrical panel, & your meter. In ground mount scenarios we will verify the distance required for trenching.
7 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final layout
Will be provided to you on Basecamp.

2. Layout approval (45%):

After the site survey you will review the layout for your project. When you submit your approval on Basecamp you will be invoiced for 45% of the project cost due within 48 hours. Application for interconnection and permitting cannot start until payment is received.

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Layout payment received
2-5 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

plan creations & approvals
• One line plan created
• Site plan is created
• Interconnection applied for
• Net metering applied for
• Permits applied for
• HOA approval is initiated

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

ComEd review
ComEd review: If your energy supplier is someone other than ComEd we highly suggest that you change back to ComEd to expedite this process. Interconnection (ComEd), Net metering (ComEd), and permit applications (Building Authority) happen concurrently. Permitting has the most varied timeline in rare cases can take a couple months.*
1-4 weeks

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

pre-construction
• Submit to construction queue
• Final order of all materials
• Structural engineering
• Permitting finalization.
6-8 weeks

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Construction complete
Actual construction takes 1-3 days

3. Panel payment (30%):

After the panels are installed on your roof you will receive a third invoice for 30% of the project cost. Once payment is received we will request final inspections from the building authority in your area. We take the final inspection report and submit that to ComEd for permission to operate your system. This may require an onsite random inspection by ComEd.

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Panel payment received
1 business day

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final inspection is scheduled
with the city (some cities take a week, others require multiple inspections with 3rd party reviewers & can take up to 4 weeks.)
1-4 weeks

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final inspection
1-7 business days
Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Final inspection report submitted
to utility for official Permission to Operate
5-10 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Permission to Operate granted

4. Interconnection:

Once we get Permission to Operate we will tell you it is time to turn the switch ON. To prove your system is on we configure your Solar Monitoring portal (this can’t happen until the system is actually on). You will receive a direct email, allowing you to create a login to view your system’s production information.

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Permission to Operate granted
1-5 business days

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Configuration of your solar Monitoring portal
1 business day

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

Close out call with Project Manager
6 weeks

Illinois-Cash | Below you will find your project timeline. This will lay out all the future steps you will be experiencing and can help keep you in the loop on where your project may be.

apply for Illinois shines Incentives: SRECs
1. After construction completion, you will be receiving an email from the Illinois Power Agency regarding the “Illinois Shines” (SREC) Program . The email contains the disclosure form you were given at the beginning of your project. Please review and electronically sign this.

2. Within 30 days of interconnection you will receive the official SREC contract from our SREC vendors at Carbon Solutions Group. Signing this will complete the application process with the state of Illinois.

3. Illinois will review and process your application. Payment should be expected within 12 months of turning your system on.

4. When you file your taxes include form 5695 on your federal tax return.

Have more questions?

Reach out to your Sun Badger Project Manager, Chris. She’s always available via email, text, phone call, or Basecamp.

773.573.3818 chris@sunbadger.com