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Independence Renewable Energy LLC

Independence Renewable Energy (IRE) is a locally owned and family operated business based in Sandwich IL. We specialize in custom design and installation of residential and commercial solar energy systems. with IRE you will work with a team of dedicated family members and employees that believe strongly in the education of our clients. For IRE, solar is not a one size fits all proposition.
Our team will ensure an easy installation process from permitting through close out. Once our price is set, there will be no surprise charges from "unforeseen" circumstances. All our work is performed by employees, subcontractors are not used.
Honor and integrity goes into every proposal. You will not be oversold or led into a deal that is not right for your situation.
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About Independence Renewable Energy LLC

Independence Renewable Energy is a family owned and operated solar energy installation company We specialize in design, sales, installation, maintenance and service of solar power systems. Independence Renewable Energy is proud to cater to the needs of our commercial and residential clients in northern Illinois. Woman owned and operated, staffed by family and dedicated employees.
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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Electrical Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance

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Workmanship Warranty

Manufactures warranty on all product; 5 year warranty on all labor and installation.


Licensed Illinois Business
Certified Distributed Generation Installer through the Illinois Commerce Commision
Electrical license - Ottawa IL #716


Fully insured in the state of Illinois with liability, workmans comp, vehicle and umbrella coverage's.


Certified entry level PV installer through ETA International, AFL-CIO Journeyman Electrician, Illinois Commerce Commission Certified Distributed Generation Installer, NABCEP Associate

Industry Certifications

  • Better Business Bureau
  • North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners

Manufacturer Certifications

  • Certified Solar Professional
  • Gold Installer

What Customers Are Saying

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not very customer friendly

I had very disappointing experience with Norm/Alex and IRE. It started with solar proposal which took much longer than others but was quite attractive. I explained that warranty is important to me and that's why we agreed to upgrade panels and micro inverter to have full 25 years warranty. I also explained that my roof is 16 years old and they said they will come to take a look. During site visit they stated they are not the roofers so they cannot comment on the roof however they can install solar without problems and give full warranty. When we moved to contact i asked about few parts which were very favorable to them and shifting all kind of liabilities towards me (or limiting their liabilities). I also asked about part stating that they will not be liable for roof damages which was contrary to previous discussion. I also asked about warranty which states that labor is covered only for 10 years despite previous discussion of 25 years coverage. Surprisingly I couldn't reach them via phone for few days and they were not responding to my requests for call so this was email discussion. They ultimately stated that they are not interested in my project. I never experienced this kind of customer treatment. They were surprising difficult to contact or discuss with before they got my money so I cannot imagine how difficult it must be to work with them after they get your money.

Posted by ablonski on Sep 01, 2023
Great Service

My original installer went out of business and I needed someone to repair my 18 panel system. IRE was the only provider to return my call and agree to do the service. Your system may not need service often but when it does call IRE!

Posted by rgiese1741 on Oct 26, 2022
Residential Solar Installation

I got a knock at my door regarding a free solar quote which sparked our interest about going solar. I got a quote from a national seller which was ok. Like any quote I shopped around a few different places. Most of the national installers seemed pretty expensive. I found this place, which was really local, and gave them a call. I worked with Ray and we sat down and he educated me more than anyone else had. He knew all the answer for our area. Their quote was the best and on top of it they're local! I got a great system installed by friendly employees. There's no doubt I made the right choice by going with IRE and will be happy to recommend them in the future! Thanks guys!

Posted by bradleycbenjamin on Dec 27, 2019



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