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Illinois

Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Project Financing   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/23/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: State Bond Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Ceiling Fan, Water Heaters, Lighting, Lighting Controls/Sensors, Chillers , Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Energy Mgmt. Systems/Building Controls, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Unspecified Technologies, Whole House Fans, Led Exit Signs, Commercial Refrigeration Equipment
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Passive Solar Space Heat, Solar Water Heat, Solar Space Heat, Solar Thermal Process Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Biomass, Geothermal Electric, Geothermal Heat Pumps, CHP/Cogeneration, Transmission and Storage, Daylighting, Renewable Fuels, Fuel Cells using Renewable Fuels, Other Distributed Generation Technologies
Applicable Sectors: Commercial, Industrial, Nonprofit, Schools, Institutional, Community Colleges
Amount:Varies by project
Start Date:01/01/2010
Web Site: http://www.il-fa.com/
Authority 1:
Date Enacted:
20 ILCS 3501
2009 (subsequently amended)
Summary:

The Illinois Finance Authority (IFA) is a state conduit issuer of tax-exempt bonds and credit enhancement for projects in Illinois. IFA funding is available to commercial and non-profit entities as long as those entities meet strict eligibility criteria. In 2012, the legislature also added schools and community colleges to the list of eligible entities for energy conservation funding. Entities seeking funding must demonstrate that their projects provide a significant public benefit for the citizens of Illinois. In 2009, the IFA was authorized by legislation (S.B. 1906 and S.B. 390) to provide funding via issuance of tax-exempt bonds for renewable energy projects and energy efficiency projects.

For the purposes of this program, renewable energy projects include those that utilize wind, solar thermal energy, photovoltaic cells and panels, biodiesel, crops and organic waste biomass, trees and tree trimmings, hydropower, Illinois-produced landfill gas, geothermal, and "other alternative sources of environmentally preferable energy." Transmission lines and associated equipment used to transfer electricity created by renewable energy and renewable energy storage technologies are also eligible.


 
Contact:
  Main Office
Illinois Finance Authority
180 N Stetson
Suite 2555
Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (800) 717-6066
E-Mail: info@il-fa.com
Web Site: http://www.il-fa.com/
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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