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Solar energy is an increasingly used option for both business owners and homeowners who want to help the environment but still have access to the power they need. Porter Electric installs solar electric systems for developers in the Peoria and SpringfieldIL and surrounding areas. We are licensed, bonded, and insured solar installers and have the skills and equipment necessary to complete a safe civil and electrical solar installation.


Community and Utility Solar General Contracting

Porter Electric LLC offers complete community and utility scale solar installation services.  As central Illinois’ leading solar general and electrical contractor, we are developers’ sole point of contact from land clearing to final completion and interconnection.

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General Contracting


  • Scheduling

  • Site safety

  • Quality control


  • Land clearing & mowing

  • Grading

  • SWPP & Erosion control

  • Surveying

  • Access road


  • Piling

  • Racking

  • Module installation

  • Underground and CAB system

  • DC collection

  • AC equipment installation

  • MV and overhead line installation

  • DAS & weatherstation installation

  • Testing & Commissioning

Illinois Union Contractor

Porter Electric LLC is a union contractor.  Our certifications and practices fulfill all requirements to maximize developer incentives.

  • Distributed Generation Installer

  • Civil & Electrical licensed

  • Payment and performance bonding

  • NJATC apprenticeship employees

  • Prevailing wage

  • Equity Eligible Partner (EEP)

  • EEC Designee (Pending)

  • NABCEP certified

  • IPA approved vendor

  • SEIA

  • ISEA

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Environment, Health, and Safety

Keeping our personnel and subcontractors safe is a top priority at Porter Electric LLC.  Our in-house, on-site safety program allow us to efficiently track metrics, assess, and remediate potential hazards before injuries occur.

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Quality Control

Porter Electric LLC believes quality control is paramount during installation.  We are familiarized with developer QAQC requirements.  As a full-service general contractor, we are also able to provide a QAQC program.  Using our project collaboration software, our clients can see in real time safety measures, site pictures, completed documents, and drawing updates.

  • Owner provided equipment receiving

  • Factory equipment torque and meggering checks

  • Racking / Module torque checks & marking

  • VOC

  • Insulation resistance testing

  • IV Curve tracing

  • Grounding

  • VLF / Hi-Pot testing

  • DAS commissioning

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1. Estimate

Accurate job costing and industry leading estimating software enable us to provide budgetary numbers for work in progress sites as well as precise proposals on IFP and IFC drawing sets.


3. Construction

After a LNTP or Notice to Proceed, we work diligently to mobilize every site and begin construction.  With project collaboration software, our project management staff ensure prompt delivery of progress reports and site pictures.

Tracker Systems


Above Ground CAB


2. Procurement

Our network of distributors, services, and knowledge of the industry facilitate reduction of potential long lead time item delays to ensure projects milestones are delivered in a timely manner.


4. Test & Commission

Our installation teams perform testing and commissioning during the install, avoiding unnecessary downtime between mechanical completion and interconnection.

Fixed Tilt


Underground Conduit


Community and Utility Solar General Contracting in Central IL

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