The Briscoe community solar farm is located in LaSalle County and has two sections, Briscoe A (in Tonica, IL) and Briscoe B (in Lostant, IL). Once completed, the project will have a combined size of 5.8MW and generate 8.7 million kilowatt hours of clean energy, preventing over 10 million pounds of carbon emissions each year. By signing up with Microsoft’s program, you are literally helping to build and connect a new, clean energy project and lower emissions in the state!
Community Solar was established in Illinois in 2016 through the The Future Energy Jobs Act. This program enables homeowners and renters in Illinois to support new clean energy projects, lower emissions in their community, and receive guaranteed saving on their electricity.
Common Energy works with clean energy developers across the state to provide clean energy at a discount to the public. When you sign up with Common Energy, energy from the clean energy facility shows up as a credit on your electricity bill, lowering your energy cost.
Simple. Many U.S. states are encouraging more clean energy to be connected to the grid. To encourage people to sign-up, each subscriber receives energy credits on their existing utility account. These credits lower your energy cost each month.
You will prevent between 6,000-15,000 pounds of carbon emissions each year, depending on your utility and your electricity usage. Over the lifetime of a project this equates to preventing 120,000-300,000 pounds of carbon emissions. This is a direct reduction of emissions and pollution in your community!
Common Energy guarantees you'll save on your electricity bill up to 10%. For most households, this equates to $10-$15 of savings each month.
Yes! And we love getting help signing up friends and family members for lower cost clean electricity!
We currently offer a $50 gift card for each friend you refer that gets connected. Refer 10 friends and we will provide you with one full year of solar energy at no cost!
"We are pleased to be part of this important project that brings real economic and environmental benefits to the entire community,” Richard Keiser, CEO of Common Energy
"The [Rockdale, MD solar] project is offering a 10 percent discount to residential electric rates as one-year subscriptions with the option to renew annually or cancel without cost."
"Through the partnership, New York State residents can sign up for a 10% discount on their electricity rate for up to 20 years at no cost."
"I think one of the most important things that we want to do is partner with organizations like Common Energy to try to get the benefits of this to the community, so that residents can save money."
"Through [the] NY Community Solar Partnership with Common Energy, Capital Region homeowners and renters can add solar energy to their existing National Grid account, save 10 percent on electricity and lower emissions in their community."
"Community solar farms allow utility customers to dedicate a portion of their bill to getting power from the projects, saving the average customer about 10 percent on their monthly bill."