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.
Once finished, the project will bring utility bill savings to over 500 low-income families in the Rockford Area and bring economic development to the environmental justice community the project is located in.
When completed, local low-income residents will be able to subscribe to this project through the Give-A-Ray program here.
Give-A-Ray℠ is a new solar offer designed to increase access to solar energy in [communities] and is made possible by Illinois Solar for All. This offer is only available to income eligible residents in the Ogle and Winnebago communities in Illinois. Give-A-Ray offers the opportunity to take advantage of community solar – without paying any subscription fees.
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Located within the 7th Ward, the Horsman Quarry is a filled quarry owned by the City of Rockford located within an Environmental Justice Community and Low-Income Census Tract. Unsuitable for other types of development, siting community solar on it allows it to bring multiple community benefits to the Rockford area.
The Mayor of Rockford, Illinois, joined community solar provider Nexamp and ComEd to launch Give-A-Ray, a new 15-year program to provide solar energy benefits and savings to low-and-moderate-income customers in Rockford and the surrounding area for free. With the help of local support services…….Read More
By Kelsey Misbrener | June 29, 2021