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 comed.com/GiveARay.
Trajectory developed Rockford Solar in conjunction with the City of Rockford and other local stakeholders, and the project was selected in the first round of the Illinois Solar for All program. Nexamp is the long-term owner and operator of this system which is currently under construction and will be finished by the end of 2021.
Trajectory Energy Partners is working with St. Louis-based Azimuth Renewables on this utility-scale project, which would be “many times larger than the numerous 2-megawatt community solar farms that received permits in central Illinois in recent years, only a few of which have been constructed so far”. If approved, the project will be constructed in 2023, bringing temporary constructions jobs to the area and “a 35-year total of some $3.5 million in property tax revenues into local government coffers, with about two-thirds of that going to Lowpoint Washburn Community Unit School Board 21”
Source: PJStar.com LACON – Marshall County’s list of potential future solar energy installations continued to grow last week with Zoning Board of Appeals approval of three projects of the type being developed at numerous sites around central Illinois and elsewhere in the state. The panel voted unanimously Thursday night to recommend that the County Board …