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Rethink Electric

We have decades of experience working on residential solar panels in Illinois, commercial solar panel installs, & utility installations. Rethink Electric has put together a superior team of solar installers that is 100% dedicated to rethinking the way electrical power is delivered.

We do the job right for projects of any scope, resulting in a solar installation that is engineered and built to exceed your expectations. We are proud to say we are one of the premier commercial solar companies in Chicago & beyond.
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With 15 years of experience, and 850+ projects installed, Rethink provides top professional residential solar panel installations. Our certified professionals give quality workmanship from start to finish. Rest assured that Rethink Electric will walk you through the process of obtaining renewable energy for your home from contract to completion. Making the switch to renewable energy will save you money on your electricity bill.
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Services Offered

  • Installation
  • Financing
  • Construction
  • Electrical Contracting
  • General Contracting
  • Solar Repair & Maintenance
  • Community Solar

Workmanship Warranty

10 Years


Electrical #1109, NABCEP PV Installation Professional # PV-041115-004846,
ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION - Docket No. 15-0508 – Distributed Generation Authority,
ILLINOIS COMMERCE COMMISSION - Docket No. 16-0050 – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Authority


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Illinois Commerce Commission, International Code Council, OSHA 30,

Industry Certifications

What Customers Are Saying

11 reviews
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2 years in and going strong

We have our panels from rethink electric atop our church in Brookfield, IL. I am always willing to give a short tour. Just look us up at Compassion United Methodist Church.

Posted by umchurch on Oct 09, 2020
Rave Review for Rethink Electric!

My husband and I dreamed of solar panels for our home for the savings on our electric bill and for the benefit for the environment but thought it was out of reach for us financially. Rethink gave us a detailed proposal, schematic drawing of the array, and timeline for the project and Voila! They totally kept their schedule on all their promises. The installation only took 2 1/2 days and the clean up and care of our property during the process was immaculate. The workers were considerate and knowledgeable to answer all our questions. Our project was completed in April 2017 and we are we on our way to having it completely paid for in savings and rebates within 5 years. I have recommended them to many friends and at least 6 now have their own arrays from Rethink instalations as a result. Our home has been on the Solar Tour for the ISEA for several years.

Posted by twnstr111 on Jul 23, 2020
Amazing experience and best option for solar installation. Very satisfied!

Great company with amazing customer service. I researched a few solar companies before going with Rethink and I am glad I did. From initial consultation with to further conversations with Mike the owner and other office personal this was the best experience I have had with a company. The install crew is amazing too. Not only do they do the work safely they are great with attention to details during install. Would highly recommend for your solar install.

Posted by robert.j.moser on Jul 22, 2020
Competent, clean and friendly

ReThink Electric did the installation of our panels bought through Sun Badger Solar. They were responsive and very competent. The finished the bulk of the work in one day and only had to come back to do additional infrastructure work the city inspector required. Very happy that they were the installation service that Sun Badger used.

Posted by jerry.herst on Dec 17, 2019
Buyer Beware

I also purchased from Rethink Electric. In writing, the owner offered the inverter that has Powerwall/LG Chem battery integration capability, yet he installed another unit that has caused me to spend approximately $3,000 extra on another inverter in order to install the battery pack. The owner of Rethink Electric has also stated in writing that he will not honor the 7 year workmanship warranty.

Posted by president on Nov 21, 2017
An Outstanding Job

Rethink Electric did an outstanding job on our project from the beginning starting with the site visit and survey, modeling the system with a number of different configurations, estimating system paybacks and finally the installation. They provided reasonable estimates for expected production that included factoring tree shading and so far their projections over the first 2 months are close to the energy that the system has generated. They handled all aspects of our installation including preparation and submission of the paperwork for net metering, permits, SRECS, etc. The entire staff that we interacted with including the initial customer support tech, the administrative contact, the installation team and the company owner were always easy to contact, supportive and responded quickly to any questions or issues we brought up. The installation team worked well together and very efficiently. The system was installed neatly and did not negatively detract from our home's architecture. Conduit routing was installed in the most inconspicuous way possible and very cleanly. The installation went very smoothly but unfortunately a week after the project was completed, a pine tree dripped pine sap on a number of panels. After the tree was removed, Rethink came back and carefully cleaned the affected panels even though this was not their responsibility. For all aspects of the project and even after, Rethink did a beautiful job.

Posted by jeffmack on Oct 02, 2017



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