Dixon Park District to Get New Solar Farm

Dixon Park District to Get New Solar Farm

The Dixon Park District held a news conference last Friday morning to announce that everything is in place for a solar farm on 24 acres owned by the district located behind the main facility on Washington Avenue.

This project originally started three years ago in cooperation with Trajectory Energy Partners who will be installing the solar panels. Executive Director Duane Long welcomed everyone on the grounds where the solar farm will be installed. According to Long all Dixon residents that are in the ComEd grid will benefit from this venture.

Long went on to thank several people who were instrumental in making this project a reality including Dixon City Manager Dan Langloss, and especially Republican State Representative from the 74th District Brad Fritts who was instrumental in getting this pushed through the house in Springfield.

This solar farm on Park District property is the first of its kind in the state. Fritts praised Long and his staff for the mentality to best serve the community by not raising taxes. Long is optimistic that the groundbreaking will take place sometime in October.

Kiersten Sheets, project development manager with Trajectory presented Long with a $ 20,000 thousand dollar donation. Sheets said that ecological considerations were met as native blooming species will be planted near and around the farm to help maintain the pollinators and other wildlife.

Source: WIXN

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