Mayor announces solar energy developments

Goal

To support solar energy and the transition to renewable energy sources

Project

City leaders plan to transition municipal buildings to renewable energy, the project will catalyze renewable energy development. A request to partner with solar panel manufacturers was released by Chicago Infrastructure Trust on October 1, 2018. Construction of the power plants will begin in 2019. Chicago Solar-Ground Mount encourages the development of unused sites that have no plans for future development. The selected contractor will own, operate and maintain ground-mounted solar power plants on vacant land at no cost to the city.

September 30, 2018 Project Announcement
Oct. 01, 2018 Project Launch

2019 Construction of power plants

120 million m2 of unused space is proposed for the development of solar power in Chicago

Results

State: environmental improvements, cost savings
Citizens: environmental improvements
Businesses: support for solar energy operators

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