Find an Approved Vendor, Designee, or Subcontractor

Illinois Shines includes various types of Approved Vendors:

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Distributed Generation Installer (DG Installer)

A DG Installer has received certification from the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to perform distributed generation installations.

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Distributed Generation Project Developer (DG Project Developer)

A DG Project Developer may oversee client relationships, design of the solar project, and site management. The DG Project Developer must utilize an installer for the project who is certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).

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Community Solar Project Developer

A Community Solar Project Developer designs, develops, and oversees community solar projects. The Developer must utilize an installer for the project who is certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC).

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REC Broker/Aggregator

An REC Broker/Aggregator works with installers, developers, and sometimes individuals to submit projects for approval into Illinois Shines. The REC Broker/Aggregator will be responsible for submitting applications, collecting meter readings, monitoring REC creation, and distributing payments. REC Brokers/Aggregators are usually one step removed from the end-use customer and usually interface with customers via a Designee.

These companies have been qualified as Approved Vendors in the Illinois Shines program:

Approved Vendors:

Approved Vendors who are Equity Eligible Contractors (EECS):

Illinois Shines includes various types of companies who have been added by qualified Approved Vendors to perform other work for them and act as Designees:

Disclosure Form Designee

An entity that is permitted to generate Disclosure Forms on behalf of an Approved Vendor.

Community Solar Subscriber Agent Designee

An entity that is permitted to acquire and manage the community solar subscription information for an Approved Vendor’s community solar projects.

Marketing or Sales Designee

An entity that is designated to act as a marketing agent and/or customer acquisition agent on behalf of an Approved Vendor or another Designee.

Installer Designee

An entity that has been designated to install systems on behalf of an Approved Vendor or Designee and is certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) to do so.

These companies have been qualified as Designees in the Illinois Shines program:

Designees:

View or download the current Designee report (as of June 17, 2024)

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These companies have been qualified as EEC Subcontractors in the Illinois Shines program:

EEC Subcontractors:

Entities that meet the qualifications for Equity Eligible Contractor (EEC) certification, but do not yet have a relationship with an Approved Vendor and/or do not have a customer-facing role for projects submitted to the Program, may register as an EEC Subcontractor. To learn more and register for this certification, visit the Become an Equity Eligible Contractor page.

EEC Subcontractor report to be added soon