Community Solar Farms in Illinois

Ampion connects people with community solar gardens in Illinois to help protect the environment while saving money!

With no upfront costs and nothing to install, joining a community solar farm in Illinois is the easiest way for you to benefit from solar energy while fighting climate change..

Our mission is to make it easy for everyone to access clean, renewable energy.

How Does Community Solar Work?

Join a Community Solar Farm Serving Illinois

We will review your annual electricity usage and assign you a share of a local community solar garden serving Illinois. We will then communicate to your utility company that you will be receiving a portion of the solar garden’s production each month.

Receive Credits On Your Electric Bill

Your portion of power will be received as “solar energy credits”.

Our solar energy credits will appear on your electric bill to offset the final balance you owe your utility.

Save Money & Protect The Environment

After you receive your monthly credits, you’ll receive a bill from us for your subscription. We’ll charge you at a discount based on your credits’ value. You’ll save an estimated 10% of your annual electricity costs.

When you join a solar farm in Illinois with Ampion, you can always view your solar production, cost savings, and environmental impact with our online portal.

Find answers to frequently asked questions about solar farms and the billing process on our Solar Farm FAQ and Billing Process FAQ pages here.


Illinois, located in the Midwestern region of the United States, is the 6th largest state in the union by population, and the 25th largest by land area. Its largest city is Chicago, with a population of about 2.7 million, which is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and its capital is Springfield, which is in central Illinois. Other notable cities in Illinois include Aurora, Joliet, Naperville, and Rockford.

In Illinois, the vast majority of renewable energy generated is provided by wind power, which makes up about 97% of its renewable generation. Renewable energy sources make up about 8% of Illinois’ total energy usage. While solar power generates less than 0.1% of Illinois’ total energy, it has seen massive growth over the past several years, with three-fourths of the solar resources in Illinois coming from small-scale generation, largely made up of rooftop solar panels. (Source)


Facts about Illinois:

  • Area: 57,915 sq mi
  • Population: 12,671,821
  • Incorporated: 1818
  • Energy Consumption: 143.5 TWh (4% total US)
  • Solar Energy Capacity: 374 megawatts