Three more solar projects seek permits in Marshall County

Source: PJStar.com LACON — Marshall County has become something of a hotbed of the 2-megawatt “community solar” projects that are a staple of the state’s emerging solar industry, and three are scheduled for public hearings this week before the Zoning Board of Appeals. Highland Park-based Trajectory Energy Partners LLC, which has been the dominant developer in …

Open house, public hearing set on Lacon solar project

Source: Pekintimes.com LACON — There will be two opportunities this week for area residents to learn more about the possible development of a small commercial solar energy project on 20 acres of farmland neighboring the Lacon Cemetery at the south edge of town. An open house on the project will be hosted by developer Trajectory …

Marshall County Board OKs solar projects

Source: PJStar.com LACON — The Marshall County Board gave final zoning approval Thursday for two small commercial solar energy projects on “dry corners” of non-irrigated farmland just north of Henry. The board unanimously ratified the recent Zoning Board of Appeals’ recommendations that special use permits be granted to Trajectory Energy Partners of Highland Park for …

Hearing set on solar projects near Henry

Source: PJStar.com LACON — Residents of Marshall County and environs who are interested in two commercial solar energy projects proposed outside Henry will have an opportunity to learn more about them Thursday at a county Zoning Board of Appeals hearing. The panel will consider whether to recommend special-use permits for the installation of solar collection …

Marshall County sites eyed for solar projects

Source: PJStar.com LACON — Add two small pieces of farmland just outside Henry in Marshall County to the locations where a Chicago-area solar energy developer is eying possible projects in central Illinois. Representatives of Highland Park-based Trajectory Energy Partners, which has also selected sites in Peoria, Tazewell and other counties, outlined their tentative plans for …

Peoria County voters to decide on auditor position

Source: PJStar.com PEORIA — Voters in Peoria County will soon get to decide if the County Auditor position should be elected or appointed. The issue was approved at Thursday’s Peoria County Board meeting by a 16-2 vote with Brad Harding and Brian Elsasser the dissenters. Voters will have the opportunity on March 20 to vote …

Fondulac Township approves solar panel project

Source: PJStar.com EAST PEORIA — Voters in Fondulac Township on Thursday approved a lease agreement with Chicago-based Trajectory Energy to bring 7,000 solar panels to Sunnyland. The vote to approve the solar energy project was 46-0. “The value of the project to this community is great,” said Rick Swan, township supervisor. “It will mean green …

Voters will decide on Fondulac Township solar farm

Source: PJStar.com EAST PEORIA — Eligible voters in Fondulac Township will decide Thursday whether to allow construction of a solar panel farm on 18 acres the township owns in Sunnyland. The township board will host the meeting at 6 p.m. in the Festival Building on East Washington Street. With a unique nod to direct township …

Solar projects focus of town hall meeting

Source: Commercial-news.com DANVILLE — An upcoming Town Hall meeting is focused on solar projects, which also is a topic being looked at by the Danville Area Planning & Zoning Commission for possible zoning ordinance changes. The commission meets at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at the Robert E. Jones Municipal Building, 17 W. Main St. Danville Planning …

Combination cemetery and solar panel farm proposed for Fondulac Township

Source: PJStar.com EAST PEORIA — A local version of the oldest existing form of government on American soil is looking to partner with a cutting-edge renewable energy firm based in Chicago. Fondulac Township is proposing a combination solar panel farm and township cemetery expansion project on about 40 acres of farmland it owns between two …