Community Solar Case Study Site: Prairie State College
Proposed Business Case: Public College Model
Prairie State College
Prairie State College is a community college serving more than 11,000 students in Chicago’s south suburbs. This 130 acre campus includes 10 buildings, parking lots and more than 30 acres of undeveloped land.
This proposed project would include both ground mount tracking arrays, along with canopies over parking lots to produce a system of nearly 2MW. This proposed system would provide electricity to the college, to students and their families, as well as to surrounding businesses and residents in the City of Chicago Heights. Many of the subscriber households in the immediate area would qualify for low-income subscription subsidies from the Illinois Solar for All program.