Gar Creek Solar: #CEJAWorks

The Illinois Clean Jobs Coalition recently met with Trajectory Energy Partners at their Gar Creek Solar project in Kankakee, IL to see how Gar Creek Solar creates good-paying jobs and expands access to clean energy.

Zoning a Solar Project

An important step in working with a solar developer for a community solar or utility scale solar project on your land is going through the zoning process in your county. 

Solar projects and farming

As landowners consider a solar lease for their land, a key consideration is how it will impact your farming operation on adjacent parcels and after the project is finished.

Considering a solar lease for your land

Across Illinois, landowners are hearing from solar companies that would like to lease their land for a solar project. Deciding whether or not solar is right for you and which company to work with are important decisions.

Perry County Board Approves Kimmel Road Solar Farm

“During its January 20 meeting, the Perry County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a special use permit for Kimmel Road Solar, LLC for a 50-megawatt solar farm off Kimmel Road northeast of Du Quoin that will connect to the Ameren substation at the intersection of Kimmel and Willow roads.”

Video commentary: A brighter future in Illinois

With the Future Energy Jobs Act, Illinois pledged to reach 25% clean energy by 2030. Initiatives statewide are working hard to make this goal a reality, particularly through solar energy, including community solar. Jon Carson from Trajectory Energy Partners talks about bringing together landowners and electricity users to develop solar energy projects that benefit local …

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm Visits Gar Creek Solar

On December 9th, 2021, the Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm toured Gar Creek Solar, a project that Trajectory Energy Partners developed and is now being built by Fosler Construction Company. The site is currently under construction with plans to go online early next year. This project is an Illinois Solar for All Community Solar project, meaning that 90% of the subscribers will be low- and moderate-income Illinois residents. Interested and eligible residents can sign up at