ComEd and Summit Ridge Energy announced the completion of three community solar projects in Streator, Illinois, including the 80th community solar project in ComEd’s northern Illinois service region. The projects will enable residents to save money on their ComEd electric bills while supporting the expansion of renewable energy and Illinois’ ambitious clean energy goals.
“ComEd and Summit Ridge Energy are proud to play a leading role in the growth of community solar in Illinois,” said Scott Vogt, VP of strategy and energy policy at ComEd. “These three new projects, and reaching the 80th project milestone, demonstrate our commitment to increasing equitable access to clean energy, and we applaud Summit Ridge for its leadership.”
The three projects include more than 16,700 total solar panels and occupy 38 acres along North 14th Road in Streator. Combined, the projects will generate approximately 6 MW of clean energy, enough to serve the energy needs of between 1,000 and 1,200 average homes.
“We are pleased to be playing a significant role in making the ComEd region one of the nation’s fastest growing markets for community solar,” said Mark Raeder, principal, Summit Ridge Energy. “We expect to have completed over 50 community solar projects in northern Illinois by the end of this year, helping ComEd bring reliable, clean energy to its customers.”
Summit Ridge Energy is the largest commercial solar developer and owner-operator in Illinois, with an energy portfolio of more than 250 MW across the state.
By the end of 2023, ComEd expects to double the number of community solar projects on its electric grid to more than 150, serving approximately 36,000 customers. In Illinois community solar customers can subscribe up to 110% of their last 12 months of electricity usage. Energy generated by the community solar project flows to ComEd’s grid and becomes part of the overall energy supply.
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