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We Are Local!

There are a lot of companies out there that neither your sales rep or the installation team company lives here. IT MATTERS!

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Fill out the Contact Me information and we will in touch with you within 48 hours to show you how this works You will be AMAZED!!!

Sit Back and Relax

Once you have decided to proceed, the rest of the process is nearly hands-free for you. You don't need to engineer, permit, get interconnected with the utility or apply for SREC Illinois Shines money. Everything will be done for you by our project management team. 

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Sit back and enjoy spending hundreds or even thousands of dollars per year LESS on your electric bills. AND on money you're gonna spend every month for the rest of your life anyway!

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Let Simply Solar Illinois help pay off the remainder of your system cost through referral fees. 

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Residential Solar Solutions

At Simply Solar Illinois, we specialize in providing customized solar solutions for residential properties.  With our residential solar solutions, you can enjoy clean and renewable energy while reducing your carbon footprint and saving on your energy bills. We work with installers who use high-quality solar panels and equipment to ensure optimal performance and durability. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and start harnessing the power of the sun for your home.

Commercial Solar Installations

Simply Solar Illinois offers comprehensive solar installation services for small and large commercial properties. Our experienced team will work closely with you to understand your energy requirements and design a solar system that maximizes your energy savings. We handle everything from the initial assessment and design to the installation and ongoing maintenance of your commercial solar panels. By switching to solar energy, you can significantly reduce your operating costs, enhance your sustainability efforts, and take advantage of various tax incentives and rebates. Trust Simply Solar Illinois to deliver reliable and efficient solar solutions for your commercial property.

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Agricultural Solar Solutions

With our agricultural solar solutions, Simply Solar Illinois helps farmers and agricultural businesses harness the power of the sun to meet their energy needs. We understand the unique requirements of the agricultural industry and offer tailored solar solutions that optimize energy efficiency and cost savings. Whether you need solar panels for irrigation systems, barns, or other farm operations, our team will design and install a system that maximizes your renewable energy production. By going solar, you can reduce your reliance on traditional energy sources, stabilize your energy costs, and contribute to a greener and more sustainable future. Contact us today to discuss your agricultural solar needs.


Get to know us

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Our Company

Good day everybody… My name is Chris Hess and I am the owner of Simply Solar Illinois located in Bethalto, Illinois.  My wife, Nikki, and I have lived here for almost 7 years and were partially responsible for the success of Excel Home Solar. 
Having been in the energy industry since 2010 I’ve learned that some companies do some things very well but not everything. With me and my team at Simply Solar…..I have a solution for any need whether it be residential, small or large commercial, agricultural, industrial or municipal.
Navigating solar can be tricky and it’s extremely important that you choose a company that is not only based here and cares about our community but one that knows all the ins and outs of the Illinois Shines program. 
There are a lot of companies in here from out of state that simply don’t care about you and should you ever need help in the future… GOOD LUCK!!!!!
I don’t care if you talk to the competitors. In fact, I would encourage you to talk to them first. But don’t make any final decision without having spoken to me LAST! I promise you will see and feel the difference.  
Thank you to all of southern Illinois for choosing me to be your solar provider. God bless you and God bless America.
Chris and Nikki Hess


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See what people are saying

I had my solar installed with simply solar. They did all the permitting and paper work for the rebates. We have the ground mount and produce enough electric to cover our usage. Chris the solar guy was pleasant to deal with and explained everything thoroughly. Had a good experience overall. Would recommend.
Brian Mills
“I switched to solar last year using Simply Solar, and it has been great! Chris made it easy to go through the installation process, and my bill has been significantly lower since. I am paying next to nothing each month for my electric bill now. I highly recommend Simply Solar!
Josh Palmer
“Simply Solar was honest and out performed what they promised! The installation was professional and flawless. The performance over the past year and a half has eliminated my electric bill. This was a good investment with the right company, Simply Solar
Matt Chris Mitchell Mannhard

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  • 618-796-0197

  • Bethalto, Illinois