Ameresco and Inovateus Photo voltaic introduced the completion of their “brightfield” photo voltaic undertaking in Danville, Illinois, which was constructed on a former Normal Motors Powertrain Division Plant turned brownfield web site. Greenbacker Renewable Vitality Firm, an impartial energy producer and inexperienced vitality funding firm, is the proprietor of the set up.
The two.62-MW Danville photo voltaic system consists of over 6,600 photo voltaic modules and is related to the Ameren utility grid.
“We will flip a major problem into an amazing alternative by siting photo voltaic on closed landfills,” stated Tyler Kanczuzewski, Inovateus VP of sustainability. “The Danville Photo voltaic undertaking is making productive use of land that may in any other case lie dormant, whereas avoiding development in additional pristine areas. We’re proud to associate with Ameresco on this undertaking and to assist the state of Illinois obtain its clear vitality targets.”
This undertaking contributes to Illinois’ Future Vitality Jobs Act, which requires that 2,700 MW of photo voltaic to be put in in Illinois by 2030 and that 2% of these initiatives come from brownfield websites, like closed landfills.
“We’re proud to have been a associate on this undertaking designed to assist meet sustainability targets and provide clear, resilient vitality to the encompassing group,” stated Louis P. Maltezos, govt VP of Ameresco. “This set up is a main instance of utilizing modern cleantech options to determine clear vitality makes use of for public land.”
The Danville photo voltaic undertaking started development in November of 2020 and reached completion in Might of 2022.
Information merchandise from Ameresco