New subsidies to invigorate “community solar” projects in Illinois

Authored by Christopher Urchell

“Community solar” projects offer a practical and affordable alternative source of energy. Through a collaborative partnership with local governments, citizens, utilities and developers, these trending projects make solar energy financially viable for entire communities by capitalizing on efficiencies of scale. And now, thanks to Public Act 99-0906, community solar projects will move renewable energy within financial reach for more Illinois communities.

In the May 2018 City/County Management in Illinois, a monthly publication by the Illinois City/County Management Association (ILCMA), Baker Tilly answers these questions to explain how community solar can provide clean renewable energy in your community for years to come:

  • Why should our community consider a community solar investment?
  • Who owns community solar?
  • How would our community move successfully from a community solar project concept to construction and into operations?

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