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Projects

Trajectory Energy Partners works with landowners, communities, and organizations to develop solar projects with strong local support. Below are some examples of projects Trajectory has developed with local partners.

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Gar Creek Solar

with Give-A-Ray by ComEd

Trajectory Energy Partners has developed Gar Creek Solar in Kankakee, IL in conjunction with local community leaders. This project is located in a low-income and environmental justice neighborhood and will bring much needed economic development to the community. Construction will be completed in early 2022.

Cameron Solar

Cameron Solar is located on the west side of Cameron lane in unincorporated Peoria County west of Peoria, Illinois. Cameron Solar is a 20-acre community solar project and the site will have a pollinator friendly ground cover. The project is 2MWac and construction is expected in 2022.

Sparland Solar

Sparland Solar is located on the north side of Highway 17 in unincorporated Marshall County west of Sparland, Illinois. Sparland Solar is a 19-acre community solar project and the site will have a pollinator friendly ground cover. The project is 2MWac and construction is expected in 2022.

Piney Woods

Trajectory Energy Partners worked with the students of Piney Woods School to lead a successful crowdfunding campaign, #Panels4Piney, to bring solar power to the Piney Woods School. Energized on October 9th, 2019, this project will offset 8-10% of the School’s energy usage and serve as a living laboratory for students to learn about solar technology.

Kimmel Solar

Kimmel Solar is a 50MWac solar farm that is anticipated to generate enough power for about 12,000 homes. Located in Perry County, IL, the project will connect to the Ameren substation at the intersection of Kimmel and Willow roads. Trajectory developed this project in a partnership with Azimuth Energy and construction is expected to begin in 2023.

Gooseberry Solar

Trajectory Energy Partners has worked with the Village of Ford Heights and local community organizations to develop Gooseberry Solar, a community solar project selected as part of the Illinois Solar for All program. Trajectory will complete the final development and construction of the project in 2022-23.

Cornwell Solar

Cornwell Solar is a 40MWac utility scale solar project that will be interconnected to an Ameren 69kv utility line in Peoria County. The project will utilize a single-axis tracker racking system with panels that follow the arc of the dun during the day, and is located in unincorporated Peoria County, near Monica.

Earp Solar

Earp Solar is a 35MWac utility scale solar project that will be interconnected to the Ameren 69kV circuit. The project will utilize a single-axis tracker racking system with panels that follow the arc of the sun during the day. The project is located outside of the city limits of Monmouth and in both Monmouth and Lenox Townships. Trajectory developed this project in a partnership with Azimuth Energy and construction is expected to begin in 2023.

Rockford Solar

Rockford Solar was selected in the first round of the Illinois Solar for All program and was completed in November 2021.

Rock River Solar

Rock River Solar is a 420kWac behind the meter project that will serve the UW-Health Sports Factory facility in Rockford, Illinois. The Sports Factory is a recreation center run by the Rockford Park District. The solar project will provide over 40% of the electricity used by the Sports Factory, and construction is expected in 2022.

Poplar Grove

Poplar Grove Solar is located on the north side of Highway 173 in the Village of Poplar Grove, Illinois.  Poplar Grove Solar is a 2-phase, 38 acre community solar project and the site will have a pollinator friendly ground cover.  The project is 2 co-located 2MWac projects and construction is expected in 2022-23.

Goodfarm Solar

Goodfarm Solar is located in unincorporated Grundy County north of Dwight, Illinois along Hwy 47. Goodfarm Solar is an 18-acre community solar project and the site will have a pollinator friendly ground cover. The project is 2MWac and construction is expected in 2022-23.

Blackberry Solar

Blackberry Solar is a 50MWac utility scale solar projected that will be interconnected to an Ameren 69kv utility line in Knox County. The project sits on approximately 380 acres and is located primarily in unincorporated Knox County, southeast of Galesburg.

Mulberry Solar

Trajectory Energy Partners is working with the Tri-Cities Columbus Home Association on the Mulberry Solar project, which is located on the north side of Granite City. This project will be targeted for Illinois Solar for All and utilize native pollinator-friendly plants for ground cover.

Bunker Solar

Bunker Solar is a 40MWac utility scale solar project that will be interconnected to an Ameren 69kv utility line in Tazewell County. The project will utilize a single-axis tracker racking system with panels that follow the arc of the dun during the day.

Salt Creek Township Solar

Salt Creek Township Solar is a 50MWac utility scale solar project that will be interconnected at the Ameren substation southwest of Mason City. The project will utilize a single-axis tracker racking system with panels that follow the arc of the sun during the day. The project is located outside of the city limits of Mason City in unincorporated Mason County. Trajectory developed this project in a partnership with Azimuth Energy and construction is expected to begin in 2023.


ILLINOIS

In September 2021 Illinois passed the Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) which builds on the success of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) passed in 2016. These groundbreaking bills bring the benefits of a clean energy economy to residents and businesses across Illinois, and will rapidly expand access to the savings, clean energy, and job benefits of solar power. In particular, Trajectory Energy Partners has focused on developing solar projects across Illinois and continues to work with landowners to identify opportunities for future projects.

MARYLAND

Maryland recently expanded its community solar program, providing increased access to solar for residents and commercial entities. Throughout the state, Trajectory Energy Partners is working with landowners to develop community solar projects on sites of 10 acres and up.

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania has the potential to see significant growth in solar energy production in the coming years. Trajectory Energy Partners is working with landowners to identify suitable sites for ground-mounted solar projects on sites of 80 acres or more.