A new state law could turn Illinois into a Midwest solar energy leader in just a few years. First, it has to build a solar industry almost from scratch.
Illinois is about to learn what it takes to manage a nearly 20-fold increase in solar power.
A new state law requires utilities to dramatically increase their purchases of renewable energy, with a goal of getting at least 25 percent of the state’s electricity from clean energy by 2025, a large part of it from solar.
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Original Title: Can Illinois Handle a 2000% Jump in Solar Capacity? We’re About to Find Out.
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