New community solar install marks milestone for ComEd

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Speedway Solar Project in Joliet, Illinois.

ComEd and Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) announced the launch of the 75th community solar development in ComEd’s service territory. The 2.5 MW Speedway Solar Project, 10 miles south of Joliet, Illinois, will provide more than 350 of his ComEd customers access to the benefits of solar energy and savings on their electricity bills.

Scott Vogt, ComEd’s vice president of strategy and energy policy, said: Working with Summit Ridge Energy expands customer access to clean, affordable, renewable energy and contributes to our goal of reducing our community’s carbon footprint. ”

The Speedway Solar project includes more than 2,300 solar panels and occupies 31 acres on West Sharp Road in Elwood, Illinois, about 60 miles southwest of Chicago. This will enable his ComEd customers, who do not have the roof space or the financial means, to install their own photovoltaic systems and realize the benefits of solar energy. Community Solar subscribers earn monthly utility bill credits for a portion of the energy generated by their solar projects. The energy generated by community solar flows into the grid and becomes part of the overall energy supply.

SRE Principal Mark Raeder said: “ComEd is credited with accelerating the growth of community solar in the region and establishing Illinois as a leader in the rapidly growing community solar sector.”

ComEd plans to double the number of grid-connected community solar projects to more than 150 by the end of this year, serving approximately 36,000 customers.

Announcement from Summit Ridge Energy

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