As costs, technology and necessity align, investors in Illinois can save 60-70% on installation costs through Federal and State solar incentives - BEFORE factoring in monthly energy savings!
Whether you are looking to save on your bills or reduce your footprint, most customers prefer to OWN solar because it is a no-brainer investment.
And there has never been a better time than NOW as system owners can recoup the majority of their investment in Year 1. Putting your roof to work for you is like a part-time job you never have to go - every day for over 25 years!
AND, as your own micro-utility, you can generate power CHEAPER than the utility charges you starting Day 1!
With over 10 years of experience designing solar in Illinois, we know the in's and out's of local solutions. We take the confusion out of the process and make solar simple, giving you the confidence to enjoy your investment.
We get it - your home is your most important asset. That is why we bring decades of experience to each project. Couple that with a 25 year solar panel performance output warranty and our 5 year labor guarantee and you can be assured of a quality installation that will perform for decades.
Lisa Albrecht is a climate warrior focused on providing solutions that mitigate carbon pollution through quality solar installations.
It all started when she fell in love with solar in the 7th grade science fair. Now an award-winning, 14-year veteran of the industry, she has easily supported thousands to explore solar for their home/business and successfully installed hundreds of systems in the Chicago-land area..
As she learned more about climate change and the destruction caused by fossil fuels, she realized she needed to be part of the solution. So, after 20 years marketing, she retooled herself to become a Renewable Energy Specialist and began designing and selling solar arrays for residential and commercial properties.
Our focus is residential and small commercial, ensuring that solar is affordable. Our partners are an extension of that mission and are committed to creating a clean energy economy in Illinois!
Although we are small, our intention is mighty! Each year we take on projects that matter to us, either environmental or economic ones.
Lisa Albrecht, the founder, often speaks on either solar or climate change. Trained with Al Gore and the Climate Reality Project, she can present on the problems and solutions surrounding climate change.
"excellent value-added services to make our experience easy and cleaR"
I had been delaying the decision to go solar for 10 years. Up until 2019, street-facing solar was disallowed by the City, and due to Park Ridge becoming a SolSmart community, this ordinance was changed to allow street-facing panels.
Also, my roof had little sun much of the day, due a mature silver maple (6’ Diameter trunk) on our parkway. In September, the City inspected this maybe 100-year-old tree on the parkway (City property) and said it had to come down. I was saddened by this loss, but was told there was nothing we could do, so I went in the house and called Lisa Albrecht to get a PV installation quote. A few weeks later, my street- facing roof was rocking panels, and we were connected to the grid, net metering. (...) Lisa provided excellent value-added services to make our experience easy and clear – sizing the system, managing Celestar Solar, taking care of the paperwork and regularly providing key event updates. We are proud of our investment and are enjoying monitoring energy production, greenhouse gas reduction and net metering savings.
"You can have confidence that your project will be done right, on budget and on time."
Excellent company to work with. Very knowledgeable about the Solar industry and State of Illinois regulations/requirements, they handled all the paperwork permits, construction scheduling, etc.. They answered all my questions in a timely manner. You can have confidence that your project will be done right, on budget and on time.
"She answered all my questions-and got answers when she didn't know."
Lisa provides a very in-depth service. Starting from the initial design phase, where she was careful to address both myself and my wife. (Other contractors failed in this area.) She answered all my questions-and got answers when she didn't know. Her careful monitoring of the install process and follow-up afterward was exceptional. She knows her install crew and it shows. Definitely a big step up from the "solar carpetbaggers" which have descended on the Chicago area recently drawn by the generous rebates and incentives. For those of us on the ComEd RRTP (Residential Real Time Pricing) plan, she is knowledgeable of the arbitrage opportunities it presents. I have recommended her to many people, including my own family.
"she personally monitors all systems she installs. "
"I have had my solar panels since June, 2019 and LOVE using the sun's energy to power my home as well as my EV. I chose All Bright Solar over the competition after meeting the owner, Lisa. She had years of experience in the solar industry, and took the time to come to my home and explain all the details involved in permitting and installation. Equally important to me was the fact that she is an active member of Climate Reality Chicago and truly cares about our climate future. The installers were fantastic! They worked efficiently and competently as a team and were friendly and personable in the process. After installation, Lisa has continued to be involved. She was the first person to notice a performance problem with my system because she personally monitors all systems she installs. She then made sure my system was up and running asap. Lisa made sure I received all the credits available for my system and my system will pay for itself in 6 years. That's twice as fast as panel installation in other states that I have researched so NOW is the time to do this."