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October 2019 Update

October 29, 2019

Meeting minutes can be found here.

The slides from the Clearway slide deck can be found here.


October 17, 2019

An update regarding the Community Solar for Wilmette & Beyond (formerly Wilmette Community Solar Project)!

We are pleased to announce that Illinois’ community solar program has officially launched and subscribers can now sign up for a program of their choice.

The Wilmette Community Solar Program team has worked for two years with solar developer Jon Carson of Trajectory Energy Partners while we waited for the state program to be finalized. When none of Trajectory’s 30 projects were selected in the lottery, we asked Jon to recommend an alternate project for us.

Trajectory Energy Partners has been working with Clearway Energy on the Clearway Community Solar project. (You may have recently received a mailer about this program.)  Jon has recommended this project to us because of the energy discount and terms of agreement. In fact, some of us have already signed up as future subscribers! The community solar installation is scheduled to be operational by the end of 2020.

The terms of the program will save you money and support renewable energy. Generally speaking, the community solar subscription will save subscribers 20% off of the energy supply costs for the ComEd default rate. In addition, participating in a community solar project contributes to the development of new solar power generation in Illinois, helping the growth of cleaner electricity production in our state. If you cannot put solar panels on your roof, this is the next best thing.

To learn more about the program and to sign a non-binding letter of intent to become a community solar subscriber, visit https://www.clearwaycommunitysolar.com/lp/wilmette-solar/ or call Clearway at 866/224-1681. (Mark Kraemer of our WCSP team recommends that you talk to Harry at Clearway at 877/751-2813.)

When signing up, please be sure you mention Wilmette or use the Promo Code “Wilmette,” even if you live in another suburb. This way, we can keep track of how many subscribers we are reaching.

Once you sign the letter, you have six months to decide if you wish to finalize your subscription, so there is no reason not to do so!

Please note:

  • You must be a ComEd customer to enroll in the program
  • If you move out of the ComEd area, there is no penalty for withdrawing
  • If you move within the ComEd area, your subscription moves with you

Please join us at a Town Hall meeting in Wilmette on October 29th at 7pm at the Wilmette Public Library for more information . . . but we encourage you to sign up now!