EVBox expects about 100 employees by the end of 2020 at a new North American headquarters outside Chicago.
Many states require utilities to help low-income customers conserve energy despite higher costs and barriers.
Michael Sorkin died this spring, but partners on Chicago’s South Side are determined to make his net-zero plans a reality.
The Illinois Solar for All program was slow to start in part because of its complexity and consumer safeguards.
A settlement last week extends the state’s moratorium on utility shutoffs and provides $47 million in bill relief funding.