42-MW Illinois community solar project portfolio will feature Solar FlexRack trackers

Oct 4, 2022 11:10 AM ET
  • Solar FlexRack introduced that it has actually provided its FlexTrack Solar Trackers for a 42 megawatt (MW) portfolio of community solar projects in Illinois, to Summit Ridge Energy, a leading owner-operator of community solar assets.

All 14 projects become part of Illinois Shines, a state-administered program that produces rewards for the development of new solar photovoltaic or pv projects. When these projects are complete, small businesses and homeowners will certainly be able to gain access to clean, reputable energy while saving up to 10 percent on their electrical energy bills.

Solar FlexRack has provided its FlexTrack Solar Trackers for a 42-MW portfolio of community solar projects in Illinois. All 14 projects are being developed by Summit Ridge Energy and also will become part of Illinois Shines, a state motivation program for the growth of new solar projects.

" We're pleased to work with Solar FlexRack on these projects given their engineering competence and dependable partnership," stated Raj Soi, executive VP of procedures at Summit Ridge Energy. "With over 250 MW of clean energy assets online or in advancement in Illinois, we take pride in our leadership in the state and also we look forward to continuing to deliver more cost effective as well as reputable clean energy to local communities."

These projects were established via the Illinois Climate and also Equitable Jobs Act, which was authorized into legislation on September 15th, 2021, re-establishing the Illinois Shines ABP, which authorizes the acquisition of renewable resource certificates from solar panel system owners. A minimum of 250 MW of new community solar projects have currently been approved with this program and when completed, these projects will certainly permit an approximated 35,000 families to decrease their electrical bills without mounting solar panels.

" Summit Ridge Energy is a leader in renewable resource in Illinois and we are delighted to have the opportunity to work with their team to cost-effectively release a big volume of top quality community solar projects in the state," stated Greg Lewis, director of sales for the eastern U.S. at Solar FlexRack. "Having actually completed hundreds of winter challenged projects in Canada and the northeastern U.S. over the past decade, we look forward to further utilizing our know-how and also tracker modern technology in these impactful projects."

These projects will certainly likewise add to what is expected to be one of the largest years for solar energy in Illinois' background, with the state's renewable energy market intending to complete more than 8,400 rooftop as well as community solar projects as well as raise its labor force by 50% by the end of 2022.

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