***Deadline to submit your property for consideration in the Cook County Community Solar project has been extended to Friday, December 18th***
Cook County Seeking Rooftops and Land to be Analyzed for Community Solar Project
On November 2nd, Cook County released a Request of Expression of Interest (REI) seeking information on potential pilot properties that can potentially host a community solar development for the Cook County Community Solar Project. Through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Market Pathways Initiative grant, Cook County, along with other key partners, are working to analyze the potential of community solar in Cook County. Through June 2017, the Cook County Community Solar Project team will conduct an analysis for community solar projects, with a focus on developing plans for 5-7 demonstration projects within Cook County. The grant will fund the analysis associated with the demonstration projects and not the implementation of these projects.
The REI process will continue until November 30, 2015, with notification of final site selection on June 15, 2016. Final proposals for the selected 5-7 demonstration projects will be released on December 15, 2016.
If you are interested in learning more or responding to the REI, please visit the Cook County Community Solar Project Site Discovery Portal: www.elevateenergy.org/solar-site-discovery. Sites can be submitted online, by mail or by fax.