Why C-U Under Construction Decided to Offer Solar 

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Energy prices are going up rapidly. Customers in Urbana, Illinois are experiencing skyrocketing power bills due to contractual increases. Customers in every region are expected to see some increase in their power bill due to supply shortages.  People are now ready to use alternative energy sources such as solar since they’ll have complete control. Also, they’ll own their own energy.

A large number of residential and commercial C-U Under Construction clients have expressed an interest in solar energy; this is why our company is now offering solar! We recently partnered with Mobius Solar to provide our customers with the best solar services in the region. At C-U Under Construction, we strive to provide our customers with the best services possible continuously, which is why partnering with Mobius was so important to us. As industry leaders, we knew they would be the best fit for our company and clients, guiding us through the solar installation process with ease.  

C-U Under Construction is a full-service contractor that offers everything you need to remodel or build a home. As a full-service contractor, adding solar installation to our services makes sense since clients already trust us with their home maintenance and construction needs. Clients can now have peace of mind and convenience at the same time.

Illinois is among the great states that could utilize solar energy. The state usually has 222 days of sunshine. Also, the tax incentives in the state are among the best nationwide. We understand that the process can be overwhelming and confusing for people, so our teams are trained and ready to guide you through the process. 

C-U Under Construction is here to stay. After announcing we’re now offering solar services in Champaign, Illinois, our office has received numerous calls asking about solar maintenance services. C-U Under Construction would like to clarify that we’ll only be servicing the solar panels that we have installed since we’re confident in the products we have used and the original installation. Unfortunately, some firms aren’t local, they’re not using quality products, and they’re also not staying around for long to deal with warranty issues. As for C-U Under Construction, we’ve been offering our services for almost two decades, and we’ll continue to be here in the long run to service systems we’ve installed for our clients.

Finally, if you want to install an energy system running on solar energy, you should do so after installing a new roof. Due to the recent hail storms in our area, we have installed hundreds of new roofs for homeowners and businesses.  As a result, numerous local homes and businesses are in a prime time to benefit from our solar services in Champaign, Illinois.


What are the Advantages of Solar?

There are numerous advantages of using solar, and they include:

  1. Adds Value to Your Home

A home that has solar panels incurs minimal electricity costs. A solar array also makes your home stand out in the marketplace. Some studies have also been conducted, and it has been found that homes with solar panels sell faster and for more money than those without.

  1. Tax Incentives

When purchasing a solar system, you can take advantage of the federal tax credit to save on the system installation cost. The tax incentives are available to solar clients, and people should take advantage of them when they’re available.

  1. Net Metering

 Since we reside in a state that has 222 days of sunshine annually, this is a good chance for solar panels to produce a significant portion of the energy consumed by your household. In such an instance, you can use solar energy at night since the panels cannot produce energy during this period.

  1. Guaranteed Performance

 The manufacturers of solar panels usually offer a warranty. The inverters also have a warranty. Your solar system will also produce as promised.

  1. Environment

Generating electricity from renewable sources such as sunlight is beneficial to the environment. The more solar energy you use, the need to generate electricity using dirty coal-fired stations reduces significantly. Most people usually use solar electricity since it helps them save. Besides, when you use solar energy, you’ll play your part in ensuring you’ve left the planet better for future generations.

  1. Energy Independence

 When you use solar energy, there is no need to rely on other energy sources. For instance, the dependency on fossil fuels can reduce significantly.

  1. Low Maintenance

The mounted solar array has no moving parts. Also, solar panels require minimal maintenance. Most people don’t even bother to clean the solar panels since the wind ensures the surface is dust free at all times. If it snows, the sun will pop up during mid-day and melt it away. The manufacturer can address any operational or performance issues depending on whether the warranty is still active.


 Factors to Consider When Installing Solar Panels

 There are numerous advantages to installing solar panels. However, there are some considerations that you should make, and they include:

  1. Feasibility, Shading, and Space

The solar panels need uninterrupted sunlight to work well for a better part of the day. Depending on the amount of space you have, the surrounding environment and orientation of the roof matter since many tall buildings and trees will shade; thus, the efficiency of the solar panels will be negatively impacted.

For the solar system to offer value for your money, the installation is supposed to generate a significant percentage of the power your household needs. Solar panels need a suitable amount of space and can be roof or ground-mounted. 

Ideally, the roof is supposed to face south; however, the solar panels can be positioned using an East/West split. Ground mount systems also need proper planning, adding more time to the solar panels installation process.

 A professional will ensure the solar panels are fixed in an unshaded space. Also, you should choose the right solar system based on its output.

  1. You Need Some Sunshine

There are days when solar panels will produce little power, especially when it’s dark. After planning the system based on its output, a professional will also consider daylight hours and changing weather to ensure you have enough power to cater to all your needs.

 You also need battery storage to store solar energy that won’t be used instantly. You can also sell surplus electricity or access additional energy when you need it.

  1. The Contracting Company

You should work with an accredited, experienced, and reliable local firm such as C-U Under Construction. 

The amount of energy required also plays a key role in determining which solar system can meet your power demands. There are various types of solar systems, and they vary from one manufacturing firm to the next. The capacities and sizes of the solar panels will also differ. Some companies usually offer quality solar panels that perform optimally and efficiently, thus supplying you with all the power you need. A qualified professional should also oversee the solar panel installation process.

An authorized firm can also offer to advise on the installation permits in the state. They will evaluate to determine whether your property meets all the standards for mounting solar panels.

  1. Durability

Solar panels usually have a lifespan during which they can perform optimally. When looking for a solar system before installation, check the lifespan first. To get the right solar panels, avoid surface-level evaluation by all means.

Going Solar is Easy!

At C-U Under Construction, we usually conduct site analysis for FREE to determine the system’s price, location, and size. After resorting to going solar, we handle the design, inspections, permits, and all required paperwork. After opting to use solar energy, you can also inform family and friends about the benefits you’ve witnessed so far.




1153 County Road 1200 East

Champaign, IL 61822



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