Commercial, Industrial (C&I) Solar

Continental works with commercial and industrial facility owners and operators as well as solar developers to install solar energy facilities throughout Illinois and surrounding states on a case by case basis. We design, engineer and install rooftop, ground Mount, building integrated and carport solar structures. We also serve as the construction or installation arm of several solar developers who do their own design, engineering and procurement. To learn more about how solar works for your facility, contact us at (630) 637-2150 or reach out on our Contact form. See examples of our work here including IKEA, Magid Glove, Minerallac, and Simmons Knife & Saw.

We also install solar plus battery storage systems and microgrids which allow you to operate off grid, produce revenue from grid services like frequency regulation and keep your solar energy flowing during grid outages. Most people don’t realize that solar arrays are designed to disconnect from the grid whenever there is a grid outage, power outage or black out. This is a safety measure to protect line workers. If you have a battery installed with proper switchgear, you can go into ‘island mode’ when the grid is down. The battery wakes up the solar inverter and allows solar energy and battery power to work in tandem to power critical loads during power outages. This can generate very significant savings for certain types of facilities especially manufacturing, data centers, and other business assets that are costly when not operating 24/7.


Check out these solar and battery storage projects:

G+W Electric

G&W Electric | Solar Microgrid ProjectPowering the Future through Innovative Resilience  This solar microgrid project at G&W Electric Co. in Bolingbrook, IL is unlike any other project in the Midwest, if not the country. The expansive 2.4MWdc rooftop solar...

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Libman Solar Microgrid in Arcola, IL | Built-in Resiliency Powers Production For over 125 years, the Libman family has made quality their utmost priority. Now, with the latest in solar microgrid technology and solar battery storage systems, the Libman company can...

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ABT Electronics

ABT Electronics | Solar & ESS  Solar & Battery Storage Abt Electronics added a 100,000 sq. ft. warehouse in 2015 and seized the opportunity to install a large solar array plus battery storage system (ESS). Solar energy augments their other green...

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Continental Energy Solutions is currently installing a 2 MW battery in MISO in Central Illinois, where the battery will provide ride through power so the facility can avoid costly uncontrolled shut-downs, grid services and generous tax incentives. 

What is Distributed Generation and How Does It Work?

Distributed generation is another expression for rooftop or behind the meter solar. Solar PV (photovoltaics) is semiconductor based technology that makes electricity from sunlight. You put solar panels (solar modules) on your roof or ground, and they produce electricity that is consumed locally by your building, farm or factory.  All you need is a flat sunny roof or piece of ground. Get a Quote Today.

Continental only installs commercial solar. If you want solar for your home, please contact the Illinois Solar Energy Association for a list of residential solar installers. 


For pricing OR to find out how solar can work for your facility, please contact the CES solar department.