Babcock & Wilcox selected to build 20 MW of Illinois community solar

Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) announced its B&W Renewable segment has been awarded contracts totaling more than $20 million by Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) to provide engineering, procurement and construction services for seven community solar projects in Illinois.

When complete, the seven solar farms will provide approximately 20 MW of power for homes and business in Northern and Central Illinois.

“The demand for solar energy is growing in the United States as communities and utilities look to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and provide clean, sustainable energy for residents,” said Jimmy Morgan, B&W executive VP and chief operating officer. “With a strong depth of experience and expertise, B&W is well-positioned to provide world-class solar installation services to US solar customers for both community and utility-scale solar projects.”

Engineering for the projects is currently underway and completion is expected in Q1 2023.

“SRE is proud to continue its legacy shaping Illinois as a leading clean energy market and happy to partner with B&W to make it happen,” said Summit Ridge Energy CEO Steve Raeder. “Americans across the country are looking for reliable, resilient and clean energy to power their lives. It is critical that the industry continue to answer this demand and find new ways to ensure all Americans are able to take part in the energy transition.”

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