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Solar Installed (MW): 2,201
National Ranking: 15th (8th in 2022)
Enough Solar Installed to Power: 338,495 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.56%
Solar Jobs: 5,520
Solar Companies in State: 341 (73 Manufacturers, 108 Installers/Developers, 160 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State: 3.7 billion
Prices have fallen 54% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking: 6,484 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th)
Number Of Installations: 59,140
Illinois is a growing solar market that has benefited from a strong renewable portfolio standard that requires they generate 25% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025. The amount of solar capacity installed in Illinois is expected to grow by more than 1,700% over the next five years.
Illinois Power Agency has developed an interactive map to track the growth of solar energy in Illinois!
Website with statistics, maps, and technical data about energy. Shows where IL energy is derived, locations and names of power plants, and much more.