The final incentives from the state’s 2017 Future Energy Jobs Act were awarded on Monday as solar developers plead for a legislative fix next month.
As surging coronavirus cases prompt leaders to cancel a November legislative session, solar developers and advocates fear irreparable harm to the industry.
The installation is one of 18 projects in the works by Summit Ridge Energy in Ameren’s southern Illinois territory.
The Illinois Solar for All program was slow to start in part because of its complexity and consumer safeguards.
Illinois’ exponential solar growth is already slowing, putting the state’s renewable energy goals further out of reach.