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Environmental expert discusses big box stores solar panel potential in Illinois

Environmental expert discusses big box stores solar panel potential in Illinois

ROCKFORD (Ill.) – Environment Illinois has released a new report that shows Illinois is 5th in the nation for rooftop solar potential in big box stores.

Environment Illinois’ Paloma PaezCoombe said that large-box store rooftops have large open areas that are ideal for solar panel installation. Environment Illinois researchers found that Illinois has the fifth-highest capacity for solar generation. It has 309,000,000 square footage of big box store rooftops. Paez-Coombe says that these solar panels could produce enough electricity to power 313,000 homes.

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