Clearway Energy Group is unveiling three solar farms today in Kankakee County, and those are located in Kankakee, Manteno and St. Anne.
It’s a significant addition for the Kankakee area, that is staying at the forefront of renewable energy in Illinois. According to the Economic Alliance of Kankakee County, EDF Renewable Energy, Enbridge and Kinder Morgan have collectively invested more than $400 million in Kankakee County in recent years. Also, Kankakee Community College offers programs in renewable energy.
Each of the Clearway solar farms has 2 megawatts of capacity, which is enough to power approximately 350 homes. Each farm is situated on 10-20 acres of land leased from local landowners. Subscribers to Clearway solar farms can save money on their electric supply bill, according to Valerie Wooley, vice president of origination at Clearway.