Illinois

Seven U.S. cities to power municipal operations with renewables

In this op-ed for pv magazine, Will Driscoll outlines the plans of several large U.S. cities to power government buildings entirely with renewable energy.

Illinois REC prices published for distributed generation, community solar

The Illinois Power Agency published its renewable energy credit prices for upcoming auctions for the Adjustable Block and Illinois Solar For All programs.

PJM capacity auction results show solar boom

The results of a 2021/2022 auction saw an additional 964 MW of utility-scale solar projects bidding in to supply capacity, suggesting a boom in solar.

Solar and wind can safely replace coal in Southern Illinois

A study sponsored by NRDC and Sierra Club finds that old coal plants can be retired and safely replaced by solar and other resources, which will reduce pollution and save money for utility customers

Getting solar power in Illinois beyond FEJA

Illinois’s solar market under the Future Energy Jobs Act is just getting started, but a business group is calling for the next governor and state legislature to provide less restriction and more action in community and distributed solar programs.

Illinois smart inverter rebates to benefit solar deployment

The availability of smart inverter rebates for Illinois medium and large nonresidential PV systems in Illinois can go beyond being able to work better in a grid to impacting net metering, energy storage and other policy issues.

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Illinois includes small utilities in final state renewable energy plan

The state’s Commerce Commission has approved the Illinois Power Agency’s Long-Term Renewable Resources Procurement Plan, reversing earlier exclusion of small utility participation. The plan promises to build a gigawatt-scale solar market in Illinois.

Illinois Power Agency picks two developers in utility-scale solar REC procurement

The Illinois Power Agency has selected two successful bidders to supply 400,000 renewable energy credits (RECs) per year for 15 years from utility-scale PV projects.

Engie expands in US renewables with SoCore acquisition

The French power company’s North American division will swoop up 150 MW of solar assets either in operation or under construction in the purchase.

99 megawatts of solar in Illinois, 99 megawatts of solar…

The largest PV project to be announced in Illinois will be located in the southern part of the Prairie State and have its electricity sold to a Midwest co-op organization.

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