The national solar developer SunRun announced Wednesday it is opening an office in Illinois, citing incentives for distributed solar generation in the state energy law passed in late 2016 and currently being implemented.
Solar advocates cheered an order approved Tuesday by the Illinois Commerce Commission that defines crucial aspects of how the state will increase solar capacity under the Future Energy Jobs Act.
The utility says blowing coal dust from a Southeast Wisconsin power plant is a “rare occurrence” and not part of an ongoing problem.
Unable to claim federal tax incentives, nonprofits have been an underserved market for solar power.
Neighbors say state and federal regulators haven’t held Foresight Energy accountable for hundreds of safety and environmental violations.