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La Salle County Solar Farm Moves Forward

Posted by wlpo on October 13, 2011

The largest solar farm in Illinois moved another step closer to becoming a reality.

The La Salle County Board approved a special use permit for Invenergy to install underground cable for the solar farm northeast of Streator.  The cable will go under eight pieces of property including tracks owned by the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad.  Environmental Services Director Mike Harsted says the original plan was for ComEd to put the cable above ground but Invenergy decided going underground was easier and quicker.

The solar farm is expected to create 100 construction jobs.

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