Renewable Energy

The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation is revising its programs. For the Renewable Energy January 21, 2016 competitive grant cycle, the only Renewable Energy grant applications being accepted are for Solar Thermal, Biomass, Advancing Renewable Energy and Emerging Technologies.

Please visit the website again in early 2016 for additional program information.

The Foundation works with K-12 schools and teachers around the state to help educate and train Illinois' next generation about the benefits and potential of renewable energy. Proposals for the K-12 Wind Schools Program and the K-12 Solar Schools Program are only considered in February.

The Foundation is developing its Net Zero Energy Building Program and expects to be in the position to start accepting grant applications later this year.  In the meantime, the Foundation is issuing a Request For Ideas to learn more about projects under development that are pursing net zero energy as a goal.  Please visit the Net Zero Energy Building Program page for additional information and to share your project ideas with us.