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Northern Illinois now has 75 operating community solar farms

There are now 75 community solar farms operating within ComEd’s northern Illinois service territory.

ComEd and Summit Ridge, a developer and owner-operator of community solar farms, announced the completion of the 2.5 MW Speedway Solar project 10 miles south of Joliet, Ill.

The project, which features more than 2,300 solar panels, will provide around 350 ComEd customers with access to the benefits of solar energy and savings on their energy bills.

Summit Ridge Energy principal Mark Raeder commended ComEd for “establishing Illinois as a leader” in community solar. Illinois had installed 118 MW (AC) of community solar generating capacity as of January 2022, according to the Energy Department.

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