‘Lottery ticket’ comment highlights potential pitfall of Illinois solar program

Energy News Network: As Illinois regulators consider final rules for a highly anticipated community solar incentive program, a developer’s recent misstep illustrates the intense competition developers face for a chance to participate.

A Minnesota solar developer sparked criticism from the industry last month when it told a central Illinois zoning board it didn’t plan to develop a contested local project but wanted a permit anyway in order to get a “lottery ticket” for the state’s solar renewable energy credit (SREC) program.

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