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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Illinois Commerce Commission issued a draft order of the Illinois Energy Agency’s renewable energy plan with few major changes as the April 3 deadline for a final order nears.
Congressmen Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) and Ralph Norman (R) have founded what appears to be the first solar-specific caucus in Congress.
The company will no longer make its Pure Wave inverters for battery storage, but instead is doubling down on its medium voltage switchgear and other offerings for microgrids.
As regulatory approval of Illinois solar programs nears, RFQs are posted for program administrators and a community solar website for developers, potential subscribers and community organizations launches.
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