Energy Insights

From design and construction to diagnostics, maintenance and repair, Continental Electric provides the most comprehensive range of services of any electrical contractor in the region. Our staff of designers and builders not only serve as a single source for a complete array of electrical services, but endeavors involving security, structured cabling and energy solutions.

Community Solar is Coming to Illinois and Continental is Going to Install It!

November 3, 2017

If you have a power bill you can benefit from solar PV. If you have a large sunny roof or piece of ground you could host a community solar array and earn passive income from your property while producing clean green solar power. ‘Community Solar’ refers to a solar PV facility shared by as few […]

Speeding Its Way to the Future – Illinois Tollway Goes Green With Solar

October 31, 2017

When you’re traveling down the I-90 corridor near Rockford this Winter, you can breathe a little easier knowing that the Illinois Tollway is doing its part to make the Land of Lincoln both cleaner and greener. Just ask Craig Stone, Electrician and Foreman for Continental Electrical. Stone is leading the construction of a new solar […]

Grayslake School District #127 Goes Green

June 21, 2017

Grayslake High School will offset approximately 32% of their annual energy costs with three solar arrays installed by Continental Electric.  Indianapolis-based Performance Services contracted Continental to design and install 8,755 PV modules totaling 2.7MW. Construction at the two schools is scheduled to be done in three phases and will be completed early summer 2017.  North’s […]

IKEA Continues Their Solar Quest

June 21, 2017

Continental has been awarded its latest solar project for the new IKEA distribution center in Joliet.  When completed, there will be over 9,000 modules on the roof capable of harnessing nearly 2.9MW of power from the sun.  Annual production is expected to be nearly 3.4 million kilowatt-hours of energy and will reduce carbon dioxide emissions […]

Continental Electrical Construction Company Installs Renewable Energy at NCC

March 6, 2017

Continental Electrical Construction Company, an electrical contractor specializing in electrical construction and renewables, recently installed Solar Modules and Battery Storage at North Central College. The 57,700 square foot project included the following technologies: Array consists of 1,632 330-watt solar modules totaling 538,560 watts. The 1,632 PV modules are consolidated into (16)-30kW inverters that convert the […]