Illinois Puts $30 Million Solar Into The Grid

by Ed Tsunoda

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is buying up $30 Million worth of locally generated solar energy and putting it back into the energy systems in the state. It gives consumers the ability to generate their own power via roof top panels and have the state buy up the excess juice.

The law, which takes effect immediately, requires the Illinois Power Agency to purchase solar power to meet a portion of the state’s electricity needs. It establishes a competitive process to purchase the energy from new or existing solar installations, which could include rooftop solar panels that homeowners can use to sell any leftover power back to the electricity grid.

“Thousands of residents will soon get cheaper, cleaner energy, and we will create good-paying jobs for working families in the process,” Gov. Pat Quinn said in a news release announce the bill signing.

source: thesouthern.com

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