Illinois Solar Energy Association - Renewable Energy Credit Aggregation Program (Illinois)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Illinois

Name Illinois Solar Energy Association - Renewable Energy Credit Aggregation Program
Incentive Type Performance-Based Incentive
Applicable Sector Commercial, Fed. Government, Industrial, Institutional, Local Government, Nonprofit, Residential, Schools, State Government
Eligible Technologies Photovoltaics
Active Incentive Yes

Implementing Sector Non-Profit
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs
Amount $105/MWh

Eligible System Size 10 kW or less (AC)

Start Date 2010-01-01

Maximum Incentive $105/MWh)

Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits RECs are sold to ISEA

Terms A maximum of 170 MWh will be accepted

Level 1 or related interconnection is required

Program Administrator Illinois Solar Energy Association
Date added to DSIRE 2009-01-29
Last DSIRE Review 2013-05-22
Last Substantive Modification
to Summary by DSIRE

References DSIRE[1]


RECAP is not currently accepting applications. The most recent solicitation closed April 30th, 2013. Check the program web site for information regarding future solicitations.
The Illinois Solar Energy Association offers the Renewable Energy Credit Aggregation Program (RECAP) to Illinois solar photovoltaic (PV) system owners, providing them with an opportunity to receive payment for their solar renewable energy credits (SRECs*). The program was created in 2008 to provide an additional revenue stream for small PV system owners and to support Illinois solar development.

RECAP is a partnership with Community Energy, Inc (CEI). The SRECs are used to supply the solar portion the City of Naperville Renewable Energy Program. This partnership is the first market example of SREC transactions within Illinois. Production incentives are limited to solar photovoltaics. To be eligible for RECAP, solar PV systems must be located in Illinois, be legally grid connected. In addition, production must be tracked on a monthly or quarterly basis. Participants must be members of the Illinois Solar Energy Association, either as regular members for residential accounts, or business members for commercial accounts. They can join online at

RECAP is an annual program and requires a yearly application. Applications are accepted on a first come, first-served basis. Applicants will be notified of how much (if any) of their SRECs will be purchased via the formal application process.

Solar photovoltaic (PV) systems have two outputs – electricity and solar renewable energy certificates (SRECs). For every 1000 kWh (1 MWh) of solar electricity generated, one SREC is issued. SRECs are tradeable, non-tangible pollution abatement rights.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Illinois Solar Energy Association

Address 1281 E Brummel Ave

Place Elk Grove Village, Illinois
Zip/Postal Code 60007


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"