Construction Begins on 10 Pivot Energy Community Solar Projects in Illinois

Pivot Energy, a national provider of renewable energy, has begun construction of 10 new community-scale solar projects in Illinois. These will provide low-cost electricity for Illinois households and businesses. The portfolio includes 17.1 MW in capacity and is part of the Illinois Adjustable Block Program that covers Ameren and Commonwealth Edison service territories.

“We are fiercely dedicated to providing equitable access to community solar,” says Garrett Peterson, senior vice president of project development of Pivot Energy. “By offering solar energy to those who need it most, we are empowering individuals and expanding the benefits to entire communities in the form of cleaner air, lower electricity bills, and jobs.”

Pivot Energy had previously developed a 34-MW portfolio of community projects in Illinois in the early 2021. With the new portfolio, the company’s community solar capacity now stands at 51 MW.

According to the EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalency Calculator, the portfolio will produce 80 million kWh per year of electricity. This will offset the equivalent of more that 60,000 tons of carbon dioxide.