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We Serve Southeastern Illinois!

Your Local Illinois Solar Experts

Morton Solar is one of the oldest solar companies serving Southeastern Illinois.  We were founded by an electrical engineer and pride ourselves in designing and installing the highest-performing solar energy systems in the industry. We have been NABCEP PV Certified since 2008 and installed some of the earliest systems in the tri-state, and they are still out there producing clean energy today. 


Some of the cities & towns we serve in Illinois include:

  • Mount Carmel

  • Carmi

  • Crossville

  • Albion

  • Marion

  • Salem

  • Harrisburg

  • Mount Vernon

  • Norris City

  • Eldorado

  • Fairfield

  • Benton

  • Bluford

  • West Frankfort

  • Johnston City

  • Olney

We are ranked as one of the Top Solar Contractors in the United States by Solar Power World Magazine.

Agriculture Solar System

Illinois Shines SRECs

Illinois Shines provides incentives for solar projects through purchasing Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) from Distributed Generation (DG) or Community Solar projects. RECs are determined by the amount of renewable energy sent to the utility grid being tracked, and a REC is issued when one megawatt-hour (or 1,000 kWh) of electricity is produced. The Illinois Shines program has set incentive amounts for RECs produced by solar projects in the program.

Illinois Shines SRECs

How does a customer get their savings from RECs in Illinois Shines?

  1. Each program year, the Illinois Power Agency (IPA) sets the price for RECs.

  2. Solar installer calculates the estimated RECs that an individual project will produce over a period of time.

  3. With Illinois Shines, Distributed Generation customers agree to transfer ownership of their RECs to their solar vendor, who then receives payment for them from utilities. Solar vendors pass the value of these payments to the customer through discussed forms of payment agreed upon in a contract.

*Solar vendors will disclose the REC values for a project to the customer through the required use of Disclosure Forms.

Are You a Rural Small Business or Farm?


If your small business is in a rural area with a population of under 50,000 residents or less,  it may be eligible for the USDA REAP Grant. To qualify as a farm, at least 50% of your entity's gross income must be coming from farm operations.

If you are interested in learning more about the USDA REAP Grant, please reach out to us for more information so we can help you determine your eligibility.

Residential Solar System

Illinois Residential Incentives

  • 30% Federal Tax Credit

  • Illinois Shines Program - SRECs

  • Net metering is still available with select utilities

Illinois Commercial Incentives

  • 30% Federal Tax Credit (ITC)

  • 10% Energy Community Bonus*

  • 10% Low-Income Community Bonus*

  • MACRS Accelerated Depreciation

  • USDA REAP Grant - Up to 50% for farms and rural small businesses*

  • Illinois Shines SRECs


  • Given the Senator Lugar Energy Patriot Award

  • Built the First Net-Zero School & Library in the US

  • Ranked on the Top Solar Contractors list in the United States since 2014


  • NABCEP PV Certified

  • Certified Tesla Energy Installer

  • 25 Year Microinverter Warranty

  • 25 Year Panel Performance Warranty

  • Comprehensive Workmanship Warranty

  • Licensed Electricians 

  • In-House Engineering Team

Illinois Shines SRECs


  • Illinois DG License: 13-0615


  • Q CELLS Solar Panels Made in the USA

  • Tesla Powerwall & Inverters Made in the USA

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We now have an office in Southeastern Illinois to better serve our customers!

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