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Solar Farm 2.0 (In Progress)

Project History

  • 9/20/2019

    Construction of a new 54-acre, 12.1 megawatt (MWdc) Solar Farm is approved by the University of Illinois Board of Trustees as the sole member of Prairieland Energy, Inc.

  • 9/18/2019

    Morgan White and Joyce Mast discussed next steps for acheiving Net-Zero status for the ECE Building.  Mike Marquissee is working on a draft MOU about using Solar Farm 2.0 Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs).


In order to reach the iCAP objective of 25,000 MWh/year of solar energy by FY25, additional panels will need to be installed.  Large scale, ground mounted panels appear to be the least expensive route towards achieving the FY25 objective.

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Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Morgan White

    Project Leader:

    Kent Reifsteck

    Team Members:

    • Mohamed Attalla
    • Kevin Chalmers
    • Tony Spurlock
    • Mike Marquissee
    • Ben Ford
    • Mike Larson
    • Brent Lewis
    • Matthew Tomaszewski
    • German Bollero
    • Scott Willenbrock
    • Keith Erickson
    • Jason Sweet
    • Justin Johnston


  • Proposed April 10, 2017
    Proposed by Scott Willenbrock
    Investigated December 7, 2017
    Investigated by Chancellor Jones (approved issuing an RFP)