Pivot Energy starts construction on 10 community solar projects in Illinois

Pivot Energy has started construction of 10 new community solar projects in Illinois. The portfolio of projects represents 17.1 MW of capacity through the Illinois Adjustable Block Program across Ameren and Commonwealth Edison utility service territories.

One of Pivot’s Illinois projects — a 2.8-MW system at Kankakee.

“We are fiercely dedicated to providing equitable access to community solar,” said Garrett Peterson, Senior Vice President of Project Development of Pivot Energy. “By offering solar energy to those who need it most, we are empowering individuals and expanding the benefits to entire communities in the form of cleaner air, lower electricity bills, and jobs.”

With the passing of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in 2016 and the subsequent Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA) in 2021, Illinois has gradually become a nationwide leader in the deployment of renewable energy. The legislation puts the state on a path to 100% clean energy by 2045.

“We applaud Governor Pritzker’s efforts to transition Illinois to clean energy,” said Peterson. “Our company is proud to employ Illinoisans and invest in the local economy in our effort to deploy renewable energy for those who previously did not have access.”

Pivot Energy previously developed a 34-MW portfolio of community solar projects across Illinois in early 2021. With the new portfolio, the company’s community solar capacity now stands at 51 MW.

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