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Getting Started With Solar

Step-by-Step Process

Every solar project goes through a similar step-by-stop process. Here are the primary steps that you will experience if you choose to go solar.

  1. Research solar options and learn how the solar installation works. Launch our solar calculator to learn about estimated costs and savings.

  2. Apply to connect your solar energy system to the grid. For more information about the process, you can either download our process guide (PDF) or learn more here.

    In most cases, a customer will work with a contractor to connect their energy generation system to the grid. However, you can apply for interconnection as a customer.
    Start an Interconnection Project

  3. Install your system and receive approval to operate from ComEd.

  4. Enjoy the benefits of solar energy.

Working With a Contractor

Have additional questions? A certified solar contractor can answer any questions you may have and provide a thorough evaluation of your property.

Learn more about finding a contractor by going to the Solar Calculator and scroll to Find a Contractor section.

Apply to Connect My Solar Energy System

In most cases, a customer will work with a contractor to connect their energy generation system to the grid. However, you can apply for interconnection as a customer.

Start an Interconnection Project

Solar is growing and more solar developers are entering the arena. That means more options for you! However, while ComEd is a trusted source for information about solar energy, we do not sell any solar energy or products, guarantee external savings claims, or partner with any solar contractors. Beware of companies that may be misrepresenting themselves as ComEd. Learn More

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