Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative Opens Solar Facility

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The Telegraph

Illinois Rural Electric Cooperative held a ribbon cutting for its new 500 kilowatt solar facility which is located south of Winchester on Illinois Route 106, next to one of the substations that serves the cooperative’s 7,800 members.

The installation is the first utility-scale photovoltaic solar energy system by a cooperative in Illinois.

The solar plant, covering about four acres, consists of 2,223 solar panels, all of which were U.S. manufactured. At full capacity, the plant will provide enough electricity for about 170 homes on the hottest day of the year.

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