The Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Program is one of the four sub-programs of the Illinois Solar for All program. As approved by the ICC, the Long-Term Plan provides for a procurement of RECs from Low-Income Community Solar Pilot Projects under 15-year contracts. Rather than applying to the Illinois Solar for All Program and receiving an administratively determined REC price (as is the case for the other Illinois Solar for All sub-programs), projects selected through the Low-Income Community Solar Pilot will receive a $/REC price determined through a competitive bidding process. Payments will be made over the first 10 years of the contract.
The qualification standards for new pilot solar low-income community renewable energy projects are modeled on the requirements of the Illinois Solar for All Program.