Exelon City Solar Tour

  • 11 Nov 2010
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  • 1201 W. 120th Street, Chicago, IL
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ISEA is excited to offer a tour of the Exelon City Solar 10 MW solar power plant in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood on November 11th at 1:00 pm.

In July 2010, Exelon completed work on the largest urban solar installation in the United States – a 10-megawatt solar power plant on a brownfield site in Chicago’s West Pullman neighborhood. Exelon City Solar was dedicated on July 21, 2010.

Solar and other renewable energy sources are important elements of Exelon’s strategy to offer more low-carbon electricity in the marketplace as part of Exelon 2020: A Low-Carbon Roadmap. The goal of Exelon 2020 is to eliminate the equivalent of the company’s 2001 carbon footprint, or 15 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, by 2020. 

The Site
  • Located at West 120th Street between South Peoria and South Loomis streets on Chicago’s far southwest side in the West Pullman neighborhood.
  • Situated on 41 acres of former industrial “brownfield” property that has been vacant for more than 30 years, the site is now remediated and restored to productive use. 
 
Solar Technology
  • 32,292 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels convert the sun’s rays into clean electricity with zero carbon emissions.
  • Generates more than 14,000 megawatt-hours of electricity per year — enough to meet the annual energy requirements of up to 1,500 homes.
  • Uses SunPower Tracker technology, which rotates the panels to follow the sun’s path across the sky to maximize panel productivity. 
  • Low-profile design is passive and makes virtually no noise.

Exelon has generously extended this first public tour to ISEA members. We are limited to 20 attendees, and only registered attendees will be admitted.  Due to the high demand for this tour, please only register if you are certain you will attend.

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