Solar Industry Magazine – Ameresco, Inovateus Finish Illinois Solar Project on Former Brownfield Site

Ameresco Inc., a cleantech integrator specializing in energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Inovateus Solar, a solar engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) company, have completed their “Brightfield” solar project in Danville, Ill., which was built on a former General Motors Powertrain Division Plant turned brownfield site. Greenbacker Renewable Energy Co., an independent power producer and green energy investment company, is the owner of the installation.

The 2.62 MW Danville solar system consists of over 6,600 solar modules and is connected to the Ameren utility grid. The completed project is expected to generate over 3,600,000 kWh of electricity.

“We can turn a serious problem into a tremendous opportunity by siting solar on closed landfills,” says Tyler Kanczuzewski, Inovateus’ vice president of sustainability. “The Danville Solar project is making productive use of land that might otherwise lie dormant, while avoiding construction in more pristine areas. We’re proud to partner with Ameresco on this project and to help the state of Illinois achieve its clean energy goals.”

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Ariana Fine