Porter Electric Review 2024 - IL Residential View

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Updated on 2023-03-18

Porter Electric LLC  Overview

Porter Electric LLC was founded in two-thousand and sixteen by Greg Porter. The Company has offices in Pekin and Lincoln. Current owners, Greg Porter, and Stephanie Grigsby, have a staff complement of approximately twenty people who service the central Illinois area.

The Company is involved in residential and commercial electrical installations, maintenance, and Solar installations.

The annual revenue is below five million Dollars. They have a SIC code,1731 for electrical work, and a NAICS code, 238210  

The Company installs solar systems in Peoria and Springfield, Illinois. As licensed, bonded, and insured solar installers, they offer Grid Tied Residential and Commercial installations and Hybrid solar systems for residential projects.



Business Background

Porter Electric supplies a range of services. They provide general electrical services to commercial and residential properties. Along with Solar, they also undertake swimming pool and spa electrical repairs and installations.

They describe themselves as providing prices that are competitive and offer good value. Their scheduling is flexible to suit most customer requirements.



Solar Panels and Services Offered

Porter Electric offers a wide range of Solar Panels. LG, Longi, Trinasolar, and Canadian Solar, are all available.

Ancillary brands used by the Company are Enphase, JA Solar, and Jinko Solar.

The Company offers various brands to allow customers to select the type of solar panel that suits their budget.

LG panels are industry leaders and are locally produced in Huntsville, Alabama. They have a reputation for achieving above industry standard levels of efficiency and are generally priced towards the upper range of solar prices.


Specific Types of Solar Offered

Porter Electric LLC offers grid-tied systems for both Commercial and Residential applications. They also provide a hybrid system for Residential properties. 



The Company claims to offer a very competitive pricing structure. Reviews suggest that clients agree with this, and Porter Electric has received many reviews that are very complimentary about the company’s pricing structure.

Porter Electric undertakes an intensive assessment of the premises to establish the appropriate solar system to be installed. 

The process begins with the Solar Division Manager, Shane Heller, undertaking an inspection of the site using a drone. Armed with this information, a 3-D model is designed and submitted for approval. The company also obtains the building permits for the solar installation.

Estimates are provided free of charge.

Once approval has been obtained, the installation is done and followed up by monitoring to ensure that the system operates per the design specifications.

The Company also undertakes Return on Investment Proposals and assists with obtaining federal tax incentives and state SREC credits. They also offer competitive financing options.



Porter Electric LLC is licensed and has operated in the central Illinois area for over seven years. Reviews suggest that the company makes every effort to fulfil clients’ requests. Many five-star reviews indicate that the company provided accurate and embracive quotations that were honored throughout the installation process.

Apart from Solar installations, the company also does residential and commercial general electrical work, including repairs.

Contact details are provided on their website for the locations in Pekin and Lincoln, and the email address is prominently displayed on their website.



Porter Electric LLC achieved several five-star reviews regarding the speed at which they answered queries and reacted to clients’ questions and concerns. 

Customers reported that the office staff was friendly and helpful in answering questions and scheduling site visits. Reviews suggest that queries were responded to quickly and efficiently.

Porter Electric supplies LG Solar panels with a twenty-five-year warranty and a similar warranty on their installations and workmanship.




While Porter Electric offers a fairly wide range of electrical services and repairs, their Solar Installation section enjoys a significant amount of support from clients.

Reviews are very positive about the performance of the staff both during and after the installation of solar systems. Their assessment of sites is professional and thorough and they are flexible in complying with the scheduling requirements of their clients.

Industry Certifications

ASES – American Solar Energy Society
ASES – American Solar Energy Society

Service Types

Residential Solar
Commercial Solar
Energy Monitoring System

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What does it cost to install solar panels in Illinois?

You can expect to pay between twelve to seventeen thousand Dollars as your ‘out of pocket’ expenses. You should be able to save between twenty to twenty-six thousand Dollars over a twenty-year period. 


The average time it takes to recover your initial investment is just short of seven years. This figure does not consider the possible increase in the value of your home if you installed a solar system and were to sell your property.


Neither does the calculation factor in the potential annual increase in utility costs of electricity.

How does the Property Tax Exemption work in Illinois?

The property tax exemption allows you to disregard the value of the solar installation from the overall value of the property. Thereby saving you money on the amount of tax payable according to the value of your home.

Is there a time limitation on Federal Tax Credit?

Yes, the Federal solar investment tax credit is currently valued at twenty-six percent for home solar systems. At the beginning of 2023, the tax incentive will be reduced to twenty-two percent. Consequently, to enjoy the higher tax credit, the solar system needs to be purchased and installed by the end of this year.

Porter Electric Solar Details

1504 N 8th St
Pekin IL

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