11.2-MW portfolio of community solar projects completed in Illinois

ENGIE North America and Solstice have completed an 11.2-MW portfolio of community solar projects in Commonwealth Edison service territory in Illinois. The projects are now open for enrollment to ComEd customers.

“We are pleased to develop community solar projects that empower Illinois residents to take part in the clean energy transition,” says Luis Felipe Birolini, Head of Distributed Renewables for ENGIE North America. “The projects demonstrate ENGIE North America’s belief that good business must also be good for the environment and communities. In conjunction with Solstice, our solar projects enable more Americans to save money while supporting the installation of clean, local energy – produced right here in Northern Illinois.”

Located in Whiteside County, Illinois, these projects are built on land that has been supplemented with native prairie pollinator habitats. In addition to helping bees and local agriculture, these solar projects help create jobs with approximately 80 full-time workers involved in the development and construction of the solar farms. The projects also provide long-term economic support through operations and local taxes over their operating life.

ENGIE is an Approved Vendor and Solstice is an Approved Designee of the Illinois Shines Program, also known as the Adjustable Block Program or “ABP.” Illinois Shines is a state-administered program implemented by the Illinois Power Agency to promote new solar development and solar PV systems. These community solar farms produce local solar power, and RECs are sold to the Illinois Shines program to help Illinois reach its renewable energy goals.

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