Soltage accomplished development and commissioning of a 2.7 MW group photo voltaic undertaking in Pontiac, Illinois. The undertaking is constructed on land owned by the Metropolis of Pontiac and its vitality gross sales are managed by Chicago-based MC Squared Power Companies. The undertaking options single axis-trackers, bifacial modules and incorporates native pollinator pleasant vegetation to learn the native setting.
Introduced in 2019, the partnership with MC Squared designates it to function Soltage’s unique subscription supervisor for the entire firm’s group photo voltaic tasks throughout Illinois over the subsequent 20 years.
“We’re glad to proceed the drumbeat of group photo voltaic growth in Illinois to deliver clear, inexpensive and dependable vitality to the group in Pontiac and close by geographies,” mentioned Jonathan Roberts, Vice President of Improvement for Soltage. “After coming into Illinois’ market in 2018, we’ve seen an excellent demand for group photo voltaic by way of our ongoing partnership with MC Squared and we stay up for growing entry to scrub vitality for residents and companies alike.”
The Pontiac undertaking will provide over 4,000 MWh of renewable vitality per 12 months to native municipal, industrial, and residential group photo voltaic subscribers beneath the Illinois group photo voltaic program.
Relatively than utilizing the standard turf grass, the undertaking incorporates native pollinator-friendly vegetation together with shrubs, grasses, and flowers to cowl and defend the soil. This vegetation gives long-term environmental stewardship advantages to the land, native fauna and likewise dramatically reduces stormwater runoff.
“We’re thrilled to proceed our position with Soltage in rising Illinois’ clear vitality sources to decrease our emissions and supply residents and companies with entry to inexpensive vitality across the clock,” mentioned Chuck Sutton, president of Chicago-based MC Squared Power Companies. “It’s thrilling to see the state’s aim of reaching 100% carbon-free vitality by 2045 roll out throughout the State, and we’re glad to do our half in connecting zero carbon tasks with vitality consuming prospects.”
Nationally, Soltage has raised and invested over $1 billion into clear vitality infrastructure since its founding in 2005. The corporate has developed over 100 clear vitality tasks and has greater than 450 MW of complete distributed producing capability beneath development and administration throughout the nation.
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