Solar FlexRack has supplied its FlexTrack Solar Trackers for a 42 megawatt (MW) portfolio of community solar projects in Illinois, to Summit Ridge Energy.
All fourteen projects are part of Illinois Shines, a state-administered program that creates incentives for the development of new solar photovoltaic projects. Small businesses and homeowners will be able to access clean, reliable energy while saving up to 10 percent on their electricity bills.
These projects were established through the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), which was signed into law on September 15th, 2021, re-establishing the Illinois Shines ABP, which authorizes the purchase of Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) from solar panel system owners.
At least 250 MW of new community solar projects have already been approved through this program and when completed, these projects will allow an estimated 35,000 families to lower their electric bills without installing solar panels.