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Illinois Renewable energy

Here are listed most of the developers, installers and other renewable energy companies in Illinois

GRNE SOLAR – https://www.grnesolar.com/ – Since 2012, The Company has established deep roots throughout the Midwest and has developed own teams to operate in two very different areas – commercial and residential. GRNE Solar serves the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Nebraska.

Windfree Solar Co. – https://www.windfree.us/ – Windfree is Illinois’ premier wind and solar energy installer.Windfree Wind and Solar Energy Company was founded early in 2009 by a team of creative energy visionaries and early adopters of sustainable technologies. Windfree’s team includes a well-respected, multi-disciplinary group of Chicago’s business, architectural, artistic and community leaders. The team believes alternative energy solutions must be researched, installed, monitored, tested and be supported by local legislation.

Magitek Energy Solutions Inc. – https://magitekenergy.com/ – Magitek Energy Solutions is one of the most established renewable energy companies in Northern Illinois completing numerous small wind and solar energy installations since  2008. Starting life as an electrical contractor, Magitek Energy Solutions Inc. has over 20 years experience powering homes and businesses in northern Illinois.

WindSoleil – https://www.windsoleil.com/ – WindSoleil provides Home and Commercial Solar Panel Installation Services in Illinois (solar panel installation services in Chicago, Chicagoland Area, and all of the Midwest.)as well as professional residential and commercial Wind Energy Installation Services in Chicago, Illinois, and throughout the Midwest.WindSoleil provides affordable top-rated wind turbine installation services for both residential and commercial properties that will guarantee you many years of performance.

Certasun Premier Home Solar – https://certasun.com/ – Residential solar expert, Certasun serves northeastern Illinois, eastern Massachusetts, and southeastern Wisconsin. Certasun helps homeowners go solar and start saving on their electricity bills. COVID-19 Precautions – Certasun puts in place new procedures so you can feel confident in your decision to go solar.

WCP Solar – https://www.wcpsolar.com/ – WCP Solar is a licensed, bonded, and insured full-service engineering firm. WCP specializes in the design, development, and installation of Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Systems. Thermal systems include; Solar Hot Water Systems, Solar Radiant Heating Systems, Solar Cooling Systems, Solar Pool Heating Systems, and Solar Thermal Electric (Concentrating Solar Power CSP) Systems. WCP Solar delivers the very best in customer service and can manage projects of any size, from a small residential system to large commercial systems, all over the Chicago area.

Iconic Energy – https://iconicnrg.com/ – Iconic Energy is a solar energy company that has spent years conducting research and development of solar equipment for the commercial, residential and industrial markets. It is the largest solar installation company in Northern Illinois. Iconic Energy has completed more residential solar installations in Northern Illinois than any other company.

Headline Solar – https://www.headlinesolar.com/ – Headline Solar was formed out of a passion for long-term impact, advanced technology, sustainable environmentalism, and most importantly for helping impact local communities. These driving forces have made Headline Solar the Fastest Growing Residential Solar Company in Chicago, all of Illinois, and the entire Midwest.




StraightUp Solar – https://straightupsolar.com/ – StraightUp Solar is a fully insured, licensed, & Illinois state-certified, turnkey solar EPC firm staffed by their own in-house licensed electrician and NABCEP-certified professionals to provide the highest quality residential, commercial, agricultural and non-profit sector solar energy systems in Illinois and Missouri.

Earth Wind And Solar Energy – http://earthwindandsolarenergy.com/ – Earth Wind And Solar Energy is committed to providing affordable clean energy solutions with cutting edge technology for both residential and commercial applications. At the forefront of renewable energy, the Company’s team is proud to be one of the leading installers in Illinois.

New York Renewable Energy

Here are listed most of the developers, installers and other renewable energy companies in New York

CVE North America (Changing Visions of Energy) – https://www.cvenorthamerica.com/ – An independent solar power producer and owner operator based in New York, NY, CVE North America develops, finances, builds and operates solar PV (photovoltaic) power plants throughout the Northeast. CVE is committed to providing long-term ecological solutions to meet the energy needs of businesses and communities. Competitiveness, energy efficiency and sustainability are key objectives which underpin the group’s activities and drive the ambitions of its members. CVE supports a vision of the market based on decentralized power production and on a direct energy sales model. The Group’s goal is to meet the energy and environmental needs of businesses and communities by taking a service-provider approach. Energy is at the heart of CVE and fuels the activities of the group. The idea is simple: designing renewable energy solutions that fit the various needs of local governments, landowners, farmers, local industry, investors, and financial partners.

Solar Energy Systems, LLC (SES ) – https://www.solaresystems.com/ – Based in Brooklyn, New York and founded in 1998, Solar Energy Systems is a leading integrator of commercial solar electric systems in the Northeastern United States, including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Pennsylvania. Solar Energy Systems, LLC, has twice been recognized for Outstanding Performance by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and is the first clean-tech investment by the New York City Investment Fund (NYCIF.org), a private fund with a civic mission. In 2011, SES launched SES Renewable Assets (SESRA); a dedicated solar financing division providing financing options for solar systems at little or no upfront cost to their customers. SES financing programs include Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs), and Solar Leases that minimize or eliminate the cost of ownership. Solar Energy Systems has North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Certified Solar PV Installers on staff. SES is recognized as an Eligible Solar PV Installer by New York funding entities NYSERDA and Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), as well as New Jersey’s Clean Energy Fund. SES is an Electrical Limited Solar Contractor (PV1) in Connecticut and is a Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Eligible Installer.

Venture Solar – https://venturesolar.com/ – Your solar power experts. Venture Solar are proud to have built a team of over 220 trained, in-house professionals devoted to bringing clean, green energy to the Northeast. The Company helps homeowners save money on the best solar panel system available while replacing electricity and making a better tomorrow for all. With world-class solar systems using LG panels optimized for energy, advanced in-home monitoring controls, unbeatable warranty, and exceptional service, Venture Solar customers know they’re getting the best in the industry. Based in Greenpoint, the team services NYC, Long Island, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts.

Wind Unites Us  – https://www.unitedwind.com/ – Wind Unites Us is committed to giving clean and reliable wind energy. Wind Unites Us was launched in 2004 as a provider of renewable energy. Since then, the company has been successful in developing several solar and wind projects and installing ample power to about 57,000 average residences each year.

Delaware River Solar (DRS) – https://delawareriversolar.com/ – Solar energy company Providing Clean, Renewable Energy to Local Communities in New York State.

YSG Solar – https://www.ysgsolar.com/ – YSG Solar is an independent solar system design and installation company. YSG are based in New York and California, serving communities all across New York including Long Island, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, Westchester County, Orange County, Rockland County and the greater Rochester area, as well as Northern California.

Choose Solar Inc. – https://www.choosesolar.com/ –  Solar energy company. Solar energy without solar panels. No devices to purchase. Instantly signup online and digitally connect to a solar farm in your community.

Solar equipment manufacturers – PV modules

BOSCH – Bosch Solar Energy AG stands for the Solar Energy division of the Bosch Group and, together with its subsidiaries, it is a leading provider of silicon-based photovoltaic products with a consistent focus on product quality.

 

PANASONIC – Production is becoming more decentralized. Storage is becoming more common. And “demand-response” pricing, enabled by the flow of data, is helping utilities better align demand for power with the cost to generate and distribute it. Panasonic innovations are behind these and other industry shifts, creating new opportunities for municipalities, utilities, builders, homeowners and major electricity customers, including hyperscale data centers. See how we’re turning the best of our thinking into brighter solutions.

 

Eurener – Created in 1997 in the European Centre of Innovating Companies, with more than 10 years experience Eurener is one of the pioneer companies of the solar energy in Europe. Eurener is by sales, commercial network, production capacity, importance and number of installations performed, one of the leading companies in its sector.

 

Hanwha – The Company is the world’s leading producer of photovoltaics, with the world’s largest in-house cell production capacity, growing with the belief that economies of scale hold the power to enhance the value and competitiveness of solar energy.

 

SCHOTT – When it comes to energy production and protecting the environment, going down new paths is more critical than ever before. SCHOTT has been active in the field of solar technology for decades. With this experience SCHOTT develops new solutions for sustainable energy supply. Solutions, ensuring a responsible use of the resources of our planet.

 

SAMSUNG – For more than 70 years, Samsung has been at the forefront of inno-vation. In 2019, Samsung replaced all the electricity used at its global sites in the U.S. and China with renewable energy — one year earlier than our 2020 goal. The reason they put this in place so quickly is because they wanted to expand the use of pollution-free renewable energy and reduce the use of regular energy, the main cause of global warming.

 

KYOCERA – Kyocera’s solar modules are the first in the world to have been certified in the Long-Term Sequential Test that measures a module’s durability and reliability.

 

Suniva – Suniva is America’s oldest solar cell manufacturer, with the largest solar cell manufacturing facility in North America. Suniva was founded in 2008, out of one of the world’s foremost photovoltaic research institutes, The University Center for Excellence in Photovoltaics at Georgia Tech, from research sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy.The Company develops, manufactures and markets high-efficiency silicon photovoltaic (PV) cells. Suniva’s focus is solely on silicon PV cell technology and manufacturing and does not engage in any of the downstream integration or manufacturing of modules or products which use its cells.

 

AE Solar – German brand in the renewable energy industry, providing high-quality products and services since 2003. AE Solar TIER1 Company was founded by Dr. Alexander Maier and his brothers in Königsbrunn, Germany. AE Solar is one of the award-winning leading brands in the renewable energy industry, providing high-quality new renewable energy products and services since 2003. Driven by both innovations in technology and an effective brand strategy, AE Solar continuously extends the industry chain upstream and successfully executes the downstream projects. AE Solar brand has become synonymous with high performing, top-quality photovoltaic modules and has specialized in PV technology innovation, application, and system development.



Solar energy

LIFE IS THE ONLY ENERGY SOURCE THAT MATTERS

Renewable solar energy

The Sun produces a lot of light every second and it has been doing that for billions of years. Energy from the sun is called solar energy. Renewable solar energy is a resource that is inexhaustible and readily available, unlike fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas. It is a clean energy source that can be used pollution free and allows for local energy independence.

People have used this power for thousands of years. Houses have windows so that sunlight can get inside and provide heat and light. The sun’s energy can also be used to heat water and even food. If you own a magnifying glass, your parents have probably warned you about leaving it in the sun. Solar energy can actually make the magnifying glass burn objects underneath it, causing a fire. This type of energy from the sun in the form of heat is called solar thermal energy. We can also turn the sun’s light into electricity. This is done with solar panels. Solar panels are made up of a material called silicon. The silicon is heated and formed into very thin wafers. When the sunlight hits the solar panel, the electrons (tiny particles) in the silicon move and flow through wires built into the panel.

Types of solar energy

Solar power is used a number of different ways, of course. There are two very basic kinds by the type of energy it is converted into:

– Solar thermal energy collects the sun’s warmth through one of two means: in water or in an anti-freeze (glycol) mixture.

– Photovoltaic solar power – converting solar energy into electricity using photovoltaic cells.



History of solar power

The Romans took their knowledge of the sun being a source of energy as they were the first people to use glass windows to trap the warmth of the sun in their homes. They were so serious about the preservation of this solar energy that they erected glass houses to create the right conditions to grow plants and seeds.

While many people were benefiting from solar power it wasn’t until 1776 that the first solar collector was built. This collector was built by a man named Horace de Saussare. His collector was cone shaped and would boil ammonia that would then perform like refrigeration and locomotion. This first solar power collector attracted much interest in the scientific community through the 19th century.