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One of the largest U.S. solar projects secures $779 million financing

The 800 MWdc Illinois-located project, second largest in the nation, is developed by Swift Current Energy.

Energy storage production not keeping pace with global demand

A survey by Jabil and SIS International Research found that 88% of respondents are struggling to scale up production of energy storage systems to keep pace with heightened demand in the energy transition.

Rooftop solar installed on 3-acre Toyota dealership building

The 1,734-module solar array was designed with DC-optimized SolarEdge inverters.


Lessons learned from state community solar program caps

pv magazine USA reviews the variety of approaches states are taking to community solar program caps to suit their individual market and goals.

Training program in solar, energy storage and EV charging launched

The Chicago workforce training platform follows the establishment of a community solar development joint venture in 2022 between developer Invenergy and impact fund Lafayette Square.

Illinois hospital network signs up for community solar

A multi-hospital network in Carbondale, Ill., signed up for long-term community solar agreements with three Nexamp projects in Illinois providing about 6.5 MW apiece.

Sunrise brief: Retaining value for solar customers under California NEM 3.0 rule change 

Also on the rise: Innovations in long-duration energy storage. Illinois utility to double its community solar capacity this year. And more.

Illinois utility to double its community solar capacity this year

By the the end of 2023 Commonwealth Edison expects to double its current cumulative installation to more than 150 community solar projects installed, serving more than 36,000 customers across its more than 11,400 square mile service territory in northern Illinois.


Wisconsin solar developer looks to expand to Chicago

SunVest expects to double its 2025 pipeline to 3 GW from its current 1.5 GW threshold, with an expectation of 215 MW of operating assets by year end 2023.

Solar apprenticeship program to train and employ 10,000+ Illinois residents

The Sustainability Hub, a partnership between Summit Ridge Energy, 548 Enterprise, Ecademy and the Power52 Foundation, plans to train veterans and other Illinois residents for solar careers.

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