The Edwardsville Solar Project is rapidly approaching completion in Madison County, IL. Once finalized, Nexamp will be able to pass along the community solar benefits promised to residents at the onset of the site’s development. According to the company’s communications manager, Keith Hevenor, the mechanics of the Edwardsville Solar Project will be completed before the start of 2021.
Nexamp’s community solar project is a product of the 2017 Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act. Under the new act, the state saw an influx of renewable energy plans as developers sought to take advantage of the opportunity while bringing employment. The solar site in Madison County will help the state reach its goal of 25% renewable energy by 2025. Nexamp even found support in the Adjustable Block Program, or Illinois Shines, which provides developmental support for community solar and rooftop installations.
Nexamp’s community solar benefits will allow homeowners and small business to reduce their monthly utility bills while helping the environment. The Edwardsville Solar Project is a 2.8-megawatt facility that, just prior to becoming operational, had around 300 subscribers. When the site goes online, each of those subscribers will start generating from the facility’s clean energy storage. Residents and small businesses already subscribed to the site will utilize energy produced by the facility and receive a credit on their monthly bills.
The solar developer has an assortment of projects across the United States and has amassed a subscription base of over 25,000 homeowners and small businesses. Unlike many developers, Nexamp owns and operates every farm in its portfolio and manages the process of subscribing customers.
Residents looking to take advantage of community solar in Illinois can subscribe to the sites currently under construction in Sidney, Edelstein, Louisville, Granville, and Olney counties, as well as the Edwardsville project. Through its expansive portfolio of solar facilities, Nexamp is making improvements to the environment and reducing carbon production across Illinois and the United States.