Employing a qualified solar installer with solar project experience helps to ensure a professional installation that meets your energy goals. The Power Pack program maintains a list of trained Power Pack Installers that meet or exceed MREA qualification standards for credentialing and experience. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) also maintains an approved list of trained and certified solar installers.

Asking good questions BEFORE committing to buy a solar array helps protect you from potential hazards and liabilities associated with having a Solar Energy system installed on your building or home. Use the following questions to ask a solar energy contractor prior to committing to buying a solar array.

Questions To Ask Before Selecting A Solar Installer (pdf)

After these questions are answered to your satisfaction, be sure to mention that no work shall begin until the permit is on site and all documentation has been delivered and reviewed. If pre-payment is requested, hold the final amount until all expectations have been met.

The Illinois Power Pack is a partnership with the MREA, Kankakee Community College, Heartland Community College, Sauk Valley Community College and McHenry County College. This project is made possible with funding from the National Science Foundation and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity. 

 The Minnesota Power Pack is a partnership with the MREA, Hibbing Community College, Kankakee Community College and the Minnesota Clean Energy Resource Teams (MN CERTS). This project is made possible with funding from the National Science Foundation.