ComEd launches 3.5-MW Community Solar project in Illinois

March 24, 2022
Electric utility ComEd has launched the Gar Creek community solar project in Kankakee County that will serve up to 600 customers in northern Illinois and provide them with savings of up to $1,000 annually on electricity bills for a three-year subscription

Electric utility ComEd has launched the Gar Creek community solar project in Kankakee County that will serve up to 600 customers in northern Illinois and provide them with savings of up to $1,000 annually on electricity bills for a three-year subscription period.

The project is owned by Fosler Solar and was developed by Trajectory Energy Partners of Illinois. It is part of ComEd’s “Give-A-Ray” program, which boosts access to solar energy for low to moderate income customers. ComEd will pay subscription fees on behalf of the customers and manage enrollment.

“The Gar Creek community solar project provides a unique opportunity for qualified customers to access clean, solar energy and realize meaningful savings on their energy bill,” said Nathaniel Dick, Director of Energy, Preservation of Affordable Housing, Inc., which supports enrollment in the project. “ComEd’s Give-A-Ray community solar program helps reduce the energy burden at our sites for low-to-moderate income families.”   

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The Gar Creek community solar project is in a low-income neighbourhood. It comprises two solar arrays with a combined solar generation capacity of 3.5MW.

The program is enabled by Illinois Solar for All, which ensures access to affordable solar installation through state incentives and ComEd’s partnerships with community solar developers.

ComEd intends to have over 80 community solar projects connected to the grid by the end of 2022.  

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