The first of nearly two dozen Nexamp community solar projects under construction in Illinois now lives and generates clean electricity in the Commonwealth Edison service area. The project is located along Route 76 in Poplar groveoffers local utility customers the opportunity to promote clean energy and significantly reduce their annual electricity costs. It is one of the first municipal solar projects to be commissioned recently Illinois Solar programs established by the Future Energy Jobs Act.
Nexamp began its development efforts in 2017 in anticipation of the Illinois Power Agency’s Adjustable Block Program lottery. The company has partnered with Borrego to acquire the project and expand its fast growing community solar platform.
“Nexamp has set itself the goal of not only expanding access to clean energy, but also making this access fair and equitable for all residents. Our program is designed to make it easier for everyone to sign up and take advantage of the benefits, regardless of where they live or under what circumstances. Clean energy should be a right, not a privilege, ”said the CEO of Nexamp Zaid Ashai. “This is the first of many Nexamp projects to follow Illinois We look forward to making solar more accessible to all Illinois residents next year. “
Nexamp Community Solar subscribers in Illinois Benefit from a fixed discount of 20% on the invoice credits that you receive from your part of the communal solar park. In addition to providing savings for subscribers, the Nexamp Municipality’s solar parks provide landowners with long-term rental income and contribute to the local economy during construction and throughout the life of the project.
Local lawmakers had the opportunity to tour the project last month and learn more about the benefits. “My last visit to the Nexamp Community Solar Park in Poplar grove a direct insight into the positioning of jobs in the solar industry Illinois for the future as a leader in the generation of affordable clean energy, ”said the representative Joe Sosnowski (R-Rockford). “Solar is also a win for consumers. Residents can stay with ComEd and save up to 20% of their annual electricity costs without having to install solar panels on the roof. Thanks to Nexamp, Community Solar has proven to be a reliable and cost-saving option for families in the Stateline area. “
The Boone County The project is already fully subscribed. Around 350 residents are ready to make savings from the solar park. The construction site that began construction in December 2019, covers around 15 hectares and has 6,885 solar modules with a capacity for generating renewable energy of 2.7 MW. ComEd and Ameren customers can still subscribe to Nexamp’s other projects in the state, most of which are already under construction. Nexamp is also developing several projects under the Illinois Solar for All program, which caters to specially qualified, low and middle income households.
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