Congressman John Shimkus Visits Tick Tock Energy to Discuss Solar, Energy Policy

US Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) visited Tick Tock Energy, Inc. Monday to learn more about the quickly growing solar industry in Illinois and discuss energy policy issues. Congressman Shimkus is the ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change and advocates for an “All of the Above” approach to the nation’s [...]

By | June 17th, 2019|Tick Tock Energy Blog|Comments Off on Congressman John Shimkus Visits Tick Tock Energy to Discuss Solar, Energy Policy

Tick Tock Energy Chosen as Installer for MREA East Central Illinois Solar Group Buy Program

  Tick Tock Energy was recently chosen as the solar contractor for the competitive Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) Solar Group Buy Program. This is an exciting development for Tick Tock and to further advance solar in the Lake Land College District. The MREA Group Buy Program is an effort to bring solar opportunities to [...]

By | May 16th, 2019|Tick Tock Energy Blog, Tick Tock Energy News|Comments Off on Tick Tock Energy Chosen as Installer for MREA East Central Illinois Solar Group Buy Program

The Declining Federal Solar Tax Credit and Top Things to Know for 2019

  Many solar homeowners and businesses have benefited from generous federal solar tax credits. But like all good things, these tax credits will end and start to phase-out after 2019 What Are Federal Solar Tax Credits? Since 2005, the federal government has allowed solar homeowners and businesses to claim a 30 percent tax credit against the cost of [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|Tick Tock Energy Blog|Comments Off on The Declining Federal Solar Tax Credit and Top Things to Know for 2019

Top Solar and Lighting Contractor Celebrates 13 Years in Business

Tick Tock Energy is celebrating 13 years of business in Central Illinois this year. What started as a business venture by brothers Craig, Eric and Matt Pals, in 2006 has grown quickly and is now one of Central and Southern Illinois' leading energy solution contractors. With projects in over 8 states, Tick Tock Energy [...]

By | May 6th, 2019|Tick Tock Energy Blog, Tick Tock Energy News|Comments Off on Top Solar and Lighting Contractor Celebrates 13 Years in Business

Winter Weather and Solar Panels: The Good and the Bad

  Midwest winter weather can be hard on the roads, your car, and your body. However, is winter weather hard on your solar panels? Does the cold, snow, and ice affect your solar panels and their electricity production? The short answer is yes. The cold, snow, and ice do affect your solar panels. But [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Tick Tock Energy Blog|Comments Off on Winter Weather and Solar Panels: The Good and the Bad

Snow on Solar Panels: Do’s and Don’ts

  As the depths of winter settle in, many solar homeowners might be asking a similar question: How do I deal with snow on my solar panels? Fist and foremost: CAUTION Overall, we really recommend mother nature melt the snow naturally. Here in Central Illinois, snowfall is generally moderate, and a few day's snowfall will [...]

By | February 5th, 2019|Tick Tock Energy Blog|Comments Off on Snow on Solar Panels: Do’s and Don’ts