Nexamp cuts ribbon on 2.8-MW community solar project in Illinois

Local officials and residents joined ComEd and Nexamp representatives for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the recently completed French Road Solar project in Burlington on June 2, celebrating the addition of a new renewable energy source in northern Burlington. Illinois. The project will enable residents of the area to save money on their annual electricity costs through the Nexamp community solar program while supporting the expansion of renewable energy in the march to meet the state’s ambitious clean energy goals.

Located approximately 55 miles west of Chicago in the Kane County village of Burlington, the French Road Solar park features more than 7,000 solar panels generating 2.8 MW of clean energy. It can offset the energy needs of approximately 400 average homes and provides a number of community benefits, including economic investment, employment and income for the landowner. It is one of approximately 20 Nexamp community solar projects that are active or under development in northern Illinois.

“Like many communities in northern Illinois, Burlington provides an ideal environment for community solar, and we are grateful for the local support and partnering with ComEd to bring this project online,” said Matt Walsh, director of business development, Midwest, Nexamp. “Illinois is a national leader in setting ambitious renewable energy targets that will contribute to meaningful progress in decarbonisation. Community solar is playing an important role in rethinking the way we generate and distribute energy today.”

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