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Chicago Sun Times Editorial, 10/23/20:
Illinois is estimated to have lost 3,500 solar jobs already, and 1,000 more jobs could be gone by the end of the year…
Illinois has worked hard to become a leader in green energy, attracting jobs and improving the environment. The state is home to businesses installing solar and making use of “community development” projects, in which property owners without good access to sunlight can share projects with other property owners.
Why let that industrial advantage slip away?”
WTTW: The Funding Cliff Facing Illinois’ Solar Industry:
“Interest outstripped funding. Over 800 community solar projects were waitlisted, and the funding is due to run out before 2021. The impending loss of government financial support, coupled with the economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, has put Illinois’s solar industry in a dangerous place.
…until legislation passes, companies like ReThink are living in uncertainty. “You’re going to have to lay off most of your workforce after we have trained them” without legislation, Heid predicts.
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