Large Distributed Generation

The Large Distributed Generation category includes distributed generation projects greater than 25 kW in size up to and including 5 MW. The Large Distributed Generation category will comprise at least 20% of the Illinois Shines capacity generally.

Each project that is constructed in this category will be subject to the prevailing wage requirements included in the Prevailing Wage Act with the exception the following types of projects:

  • Projects (greater than 25 kW AC) that were on a waitlist as of the Program’s reopening on December 14, 2021
  • Projects that serve a single-family or multi-family residential building
  • Projects that serve a house of worship and are not greater than 100 kW AC (aggregated with any co-located projects)
  • Projects for which construction can be demonstrated to have been completed before September 15, 2021, the effective date of Public Act 102-0662
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