The city of Greenville, Illinois, has signed an option and lease agreement California solar developer Sunpin Solar for the community’s first solar project.
The solar site, directly north of I-70, is approximately 70 miles south of Springfield, Illinois. This 150-acre site will host an approximate 30-40 MW solar system with an estimated annual production of up to 60 million kWh. The total annual production could power as many as 6,600 homes.
“We are honored to introduce ourselves and our commitment to the Greenville community through solar,” said XJ Chen, vice president of development at Sunpin Solar. “This is our first ground-mount solar project in the State of Illinois, and our goal is to bring more local jobs, solar education opportunities, tax revenues and other benefits to Greenville in addition to the clean energy itself.”
Energy off takers from the project will be in Greenville and in central and western Illinois. Sunpin plans to work with local educational institutions to prepare the next generation of engineers and tradespeople for jobs in the green, clean energy sector.
Recognized as a 2018 Top 5 Solar Developer in the U.S. by Solar Power World, Sunpin Solar is a solar development, investment and asset management company. As a turnkey solar developer and investor, Sunpin Solar focuses on greenfield development, acquisitions, financing and construction of commercial and utility-scale photovoltaic projects throughout the United States.
“What Sunpin Solar is able to offer is aligned with our sustainability initiatives and a potential benefit to many in our community,” Bill Walker, Economic Development Coordinator of the City of Greenville. “The staff at the City of Greenville have been and will continue working with Sunpin Solar closely to better understand how the process works and let our community learn more about how solar energy can be a benefit.”
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