New solar project powers part of northwestern Illinois
ELIZABETH, Ill. (KWQC) - A new solar project in Jo Daviess and Carroll counties is now operational, according to Jo-Carroll Energy. The utility company teamed-up with Bluestem Energy Solutions to build a solar farm, located at two array sites Near Apple Canyon Lake and Mt. Carroll.
At Apple Canyon Lake, Jo-Caroll Energy members who subscribe to the project will receive a portion of their power from the facility offering potential savings on their electric bill while using renewable energy.
According to a news release, Bluestem will also plant a pollinator mix of local flowers and native plants under the solar panels to benefit local habitat and soil quality.
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