Summit Ridge Energy’s New Illinois Community Solar

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ComEd and Summit Ridge Energy have announced the completion of three community solar projects in Streator, Illinois, marking the 80th community solar project in ComEd’s northern Illinois service region. These projects will not only allow residents to save money on their ComEd electric bills but also support the expansion of renewable energy and Illinois’ clean energy goals. ComEd’s VP of strategy and energy policy, Scott Vogt, praised the partnership, stating that it demonstrates their commitment to increasing equitable access to clean energy.

The solar projects in Streator cover an area of 38 acres and feature more than 16,700 solar panels. With a combined capacity of 6 MW, they can supply power to between 1,000 to 1,200 homes. Mark Raeder, Principal at Summit Ridge Energy, expressed his satisfaction at contributing to making ComEd a leading market for community solar in the United States. Summit Ridge aims to finish constructing over 50 community solar projects in northern Illinois by the end of this year, thereby supporting ComEd in delivering reliable and sustainable energy to its customers.

With an energy portfolio of over 250 MW across the state, Summit Ridge Energy is currently the largest commercial solar developer and owner-operator in Illinois. ComEd plans to double the number of community solar projects on its electric grid to over 150 by the end of 2023, serving nearly 36,000 customers. Illinois residents can subscribe up to 110% of their last 12 months of electricity usage, and the energy generated by the community solar projects flows to ComEd’s grid to become part of the overall energy supply.

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