KANKAKEE SOLAR OUTLOOK RATHER DIM

The outlook for solar energy in Kankakee is rather dim…. just nine of the nearly 50 proposed solar farms in the county are in line for the necessary tax credits that are seen as crucial for making the projects viable. The Illinois Power Agency held a lottery last week, in which it selected solar projects that will be eligible for the renewable tax credits. The only ones chose in Kankakee County are in Bonfield, St. Anne, Grant Park, Kankakee, Manteno, and Momence. 48 solar farms were in the running last year in Kankakee County.