Vivint Solar Inc., a full-service residential solar provider, has announced plans to expand the availability of its residential solar energy systems into Illinois.
Services will initially begin in the Greater Chicago area, marking the company’s first expansion into the Midwest region. Vivint Solar also plans to create over 100 jobs in the state within the year.
“With a supportive regulatory environment and broad enthusiasm toward clean energy, Illinois is a very promising market for rooftop solar,” says David Bywater, CEO of Vivint Solar. “In particular, we are thrilled to begin operations in Chicago, the largest metropolitan area in the U.S. where we did not yet have a presence. We believe this state has tremendous potential to become a strong clean energy hub, and we look forward to helping residents embrace solar energy and enjoy greater control over their electricity costs.”
Through Vivint Solar, residents will be able to purchase a system from the company outright, lease a system or finance the purchase with monthly payments through one of Vivint Solar’s partnership institutions (or through their preferred lender). Customers will also be eligible to apply for applicable utility-sponsored rebates and federal tax credits. Illinois residents who install solar energy systems can interconnect to the grid under traditional net metering, the company notes.
Vivint Solar currently operates in 22 states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Utah, Vermont and Virginia.