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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.

ComEd to roll out residential energy storage systems for grid resiliency in northern Illinois

Initial demonstration projects are focused on select customers that have experienced outages in recent years.

Solar FlexRack trackers supplied for 42 MW Illinois community solar portfolio

The company leveraged its experience in cold weather projects to support the clean energy deployment.

Sunrise brief: Sunnova to develop solar and storage “micro-utility” in California

Also on the rise: Zinc8 to manufacture its first zinc-air batteries in the U.S. Ameresco and Inovateus Solar announced the completion of a 2.62 MW solar project on a brownfield site. And more.

Rooftop solar and solar carport bring clean energy to Chicago’s Southside community

The new rooftop and carport system was built for the Chicago Urban League through the Illinois Solar for All program.


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