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finance payment schedule
In Illinois, the Adjustable Block Program has created one of the fastest growing solar markets in the country.
It’s competitive market brings in local and national companies alike. Sun Badger consistently stands out in the market with impeccable reviews. When other companies are taking 12 months to complete an install, Sun Badger gets systems running in 3-6 months. 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. financing Form:
Upon signing your contract, you will need to e-sign to confirm your loan amount. We will then introduce you to your project managers, construction team and you will be set up on our project management system, Basecamp. Work doesn’t begin on each project until the financing document is signed within 48 hours of receiving it.
5 business days
From your Solar Success Manager
7-14 business days
Will contact you to schedule a site survey.
14 business days
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
Will be provided to you on Basecamp.
2. Layout approval:
After the site survey you will review the layout for your project. When you submit your approval on Basecamp, Sun Badger will countersign your financing documents so that we have the financing ready to go for ordering material.
2-5 business days
• One line plan created
• Site plan is created
• Interconnection applied for
• Net metering applied for
• Permits applied for
• HOA approval is initiated
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.*
• Submit to construction queue
• Final order of all materials
• Structural engineering
• Permitting finalization.
Actual construction takes 1-3 days
3. Panel installation:
After the panels are installed on your roof 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.
1 business day
with the city (some cities take a week, others require multiple inspections with 3rd party reviewers & can take up to 4 weeks.)
1-7 business days
to utility for official Permission to Operate
5-10 business days
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.
1-5 business days
1 business day
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.