Renewable Energy

Whether it’s installing a geothermal system, wind turbine, or solar panel, Eastern Illini supports clean, renewable energy sources. We’ve also been recognized (through our wholesale power provider) as a Rural Solar Champion!

Our energy experts are available to help you as you decide if a renewable energy system is right for you. Please contact us at 800-824-5102 so we can make sure you have the information you need to make an informed decision on your potential system.

Of special note, please know that our full net-metering program is available for systems up to 10 kW.  Any system larger than 10 kW (DC nameplate rating on the panels) would be classified as a Qualifying Facility (QF). A QF installation is much more complex than a net metering system. If you are interested a potential QF system, please contact us at 800-824-5102 as early in the process as possible.

Please also note that members that install a renewable energy system MUST own the system themselves. Eastern Illini’s bylaws don’t allow for a Purchase Power Agreement (PPA) or a lease where the payment is directly tied to kWh production of the system. Interconnection onto our electric grid is a very complex procedure.

Helpful Links and Information

Net Metering Program Information and Application

Actual data from local wind and solar projects.


Name Phone Website
Central Illinois Wind and Solar 217-493-9371 bbciws@gmail.com
EFS Energy 217-993-9801 www.efsenergy.com
Harvest Energy Solutions 517-499-0885 www.harvestenergysolutions.com
Iowa Wind and Solar 800-808-0786 www.iowawindandsolar.com
New Prairie Construction 217-344-5131 www.newprairieconstruction.com
Novel Energy Solutions 217-898-2970 www.novelenergysolutions.com
StraightUp Solar 844-977-6527 www.straightupsolar.com
Tick Tock Energy, Inc. 866-949-7770 www.ticktockenergy.com

For more information please send us an email via our EI Help Desk or call us at 800-824-5102.