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SunVest Solar Celebrates the Activation of Two CEJA-Enabled Solar Projects

In a pivotal moment for solar energy in Illinois, SunVest Solar announced the activation of twin community solar projects in DeKalb. These projects, among the first to be energized by the Illinois Climate and Equitable Jobs Act (CEJA), signal a continued, collective movement towards clean, renewable energy across the State of Illinois.

SunVest Solar's DeKalb solar projects are comprised of two 3-megawatt community solar farms. With over 9,400 cutting-edge solar modules covering 24 acres on Gurler Road, these projects collectively generate 6 megawatts of clean electricity – enough to power more than 850 local households with sustainable energy.

One of the most remarkable aspects of these projects is their community-centric approach. Both solar farms are fully subscribed to by a diverse mix of residential and commercial customers, who can anticipate substantial annual savings. In the first year, subscribers are expected to reap a collective savings of approximately $90,000 on ComEd electric bills. Over the lifetime of these projects, these savings are projected to reach a staggering $1.7 million.

The twin community solar projects owe their existence to CEJA, a pioneering legislation that supercharged support for renewable energy. Under CEJA, Illinois aims to achieve 40 percent renewable energy by 2030 and 50 percent by 2040, creating nearly 9,800 megawatts of new solar capacity. Industry data shows nearly 220 megawatts of solar power has already come online as a direct result of CEJA.

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For a comprehensive understanding of this remarkable achievement and the profound impact it holds for the environment and community, we invite you to delve deeper into the full story on the DeKalb Daily Chronicle website.

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