Sustainability Incentives and Rebates

The City of Naperville offers the following incentives and rebates to help residents and utility customers make sustainable improvements. 

Install a Smart Thermostat

The Electric Utility offers rebates to residential utility customers who buy and install smart thermostats – which adjust automatically and remotely to temperature preferences and help save energy.

View Smart Thermostat Rebate Details

Electric Vehicle Charging Station Rebates

The City encourages installation of electric vehicle charging stations and advises customers to contact the Naperville Electric Utility before beginning the installation process. The City is offering up to a $500 rebate for a Level 2 or 3 charging station for both residential and nonresidential use.

What to Know Before Electric Vehicle Charging Station Installation

Solar Installation Rebates

Naperville Electric Utility customers have the right to interconnect their own solar facilities to the City’s utility distribution system. The Utility offers incentives up to $1,750 ($250/kW AC at AC Inverter, 7 kW AC Max.), based on the size of the system, for residential solar panel installations and provides a solar installation checklist to guide residents through the process.

View Solar Panel Guidelines

Renewable Energy Program

The renewable energy program provides funding for non-residential customers to support projects that measurably increase renewable energy usage, displace fossil fuels, create opportunities for our community to learn about renewable solutions and can be replicated. Grants can cover up to 50% of the applicant’s total cost as a $50,000 maximum reimbursement award. 

Learn How to Participate in the Renewable Energy Program

Energy Efficiency

The City offers a variety of rebate and grant programs to support customers installing renewable energy projects, smart thermostats, air conditioners, and energy-efficient attic insulation/windows or scheduling tune-ups for a furnace blower motor or air conditioner. Nicor Gas and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency offer rebates for Naperville residents as well.

As of May 20, Naperville has awarded 100% of available funding for residential energy efficiency/renewable energy projects for the year. The rebate programs noted below have ended for the year, as all budgeted funding has been awarded. Please note that projects purchased or installed in 2024 will not be eligible for incentives in future years. This applies to attic insulation, single-pane window replacement, residential solar, air conditioning tune-up and furnace blower motor replacement projects.

View Available Energy Efficiency Rebates

Nicor Energy Efficiency Rebates and Free Services

Nicor Gas offers energy efficiency rebates, free services and free kits for weatherization and water conservation to help customers save energy and money.

View Nicor's Residential Rebates

View Nicor's Commercial/Multi-Family Residential Rebates

Electric Lawn Equipment Rebate

This popular program, introduced in 2022, provides a $50 rebate to residents who purchase a battery-powered electric lawn mower, snow blower, leaf blower, trimmer, edger or manually powered reel lawn mower. Participants are eligible for one rebate per household per calendar year, and rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

All available funds have been allocated for 2024, and the program is now closed.