Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley joined Exelon Chairman and CEO John Rowe and others on Chicago's South Side to dedicate Exelon City Solar. The project is the nation's largest urban solar power plant, according to Exelon.
The $60 million project's 32,292 solar photovoltaic panels produce over 14,000 MWh of electricity per year. Exelon Generation owns and operates the 10 MW plant and will market the electricity it generates.
Construction on the site began in July 2009, with commercial operation commencing in December 2009 and final site work completed this month. SunPower Corp. designed, manufactured and installed the system.
SOURCE: Exelon Corp.