Pivot Energy building 10 new Community Solar projects in Illinois

July 27, 2022
Combined with Pivot's previous deployments, the entire portfolio is expected to produce 80 million kWh of electricity per year, offsetting the equivalent of more than 60,000 tons of carbon emissions

Renewable energy provider Pivot Energy is building 10 new community solar projects in Illinois that will add 17.1 MW of capacity through the Illinois Adjustable Block Program across service territories of Ameren and Commonwealth Edison.

The community solar projects supply electricity, generated by a local site, to nearby households and businesses, providing access to even those who do not own their home or have adequate space to set up their own solar energy system.

The latest developments combined with Pivot Energy’s previous deployment of 34 MW community solar projects across Illinois in early 2021, will bring the company’s total community solar capacity in the state to 51 MW. The entire portfolio is expected to produce 80 million kWh of electricity per year, offsetting the equivalent of more than 60,000 tons of carbon emissions, as per the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator.

Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016 and the subsequent Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) in 2021, cementing the state’s position as a nationwide leader in renewable energy adoption. The legislations give momentum to the state’s goal of attaining 100% clean energy by 2045. 

Pivot has also supplied projects for various companies, including Whole Foods Market, the University of Denver, USBank and Goodwill Industries.