Among the barriers: privacy protections that make it hard to site projects that qualify for low-income incentives.
“We’re just trying to catch up”: Under the proposal, the state would cease to be a regional laggard.
The plans, marketed as community solar, have seen warm reception in Nebraska and in Missouri, where one project is “78% oversubscribed.”
A growing list of nonprofits is partnering with solar developers to lower utility costs for lower-income residents.
Deceptive marketing of community solar projects could taint the nascent industry in Illinois and beyond.