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Why Clean Power in Central Illinois?
Because it's the smart thing to do for a stronger economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.

Most traditional energy sources—oil, natural gas or coal—are either available in such limited supply, or create so much pollution to process, that their use is inherently restricted. Either way, the result is the same: the cost of finding, processing and using traditional energy sources continues to escalate, while our reserve inventories of these resources continues to decline. That's a recipe for disaster.

Using technology to harness the power of renewable energy sources, such as the sun and wind, will help us secure a safer, and a naturally cleaner, future for ourselves, our families and our planet. 

For individual homeowners and businesses, solar offers numerous advantages:

Environmental Advantage. Solar power is one of the most benign electric generation resources. Solar Thermal and PV generate electricity without air or water emissions, noise, vibration, habitat impact or waste generation. 

Fuel Risk Advantage. Unlike fossil and nuclear fuels, solar energy has no fuel price volatility or delivery risk. Although there is variability in the amount and timing of sunlight over the day, season and year, a properly sized and configured system can be designed to be highly reliable while providing long-term, fixed price electric power and heat.

Location Advantage. Solar energy is located at a customer site due to the universal availability of sunlight and the customer's consumption of heat as well as electric power. As a result, solar thermal can limit inefficient waste of heat from central electric power plants (on average 65% plus of the energy is wasted by central electric power plants) as well as the expense of and energy losses associated with, transmission and distribution from large-scale electric plants to the end users. For most consumers seeking an environmentally friendly power alternative, solar power is a viable choice because it can be located in urban and suburban environments.

Retail Rate Benchmark Advantage. Unlike biomass, geothermal, hydroelectric and wind power generation which are location-dependent and sell primarily to the wholesale market, solar thermal and PV energy is beginning in many areas to compete directly with retail prices at the customer's site and supplements a customer's electricity purchased at retail rates from the utility network. 

Peak Energy Generation Advantage. Solar thermal and PV power is well-suited to match peak energy needs as maximum sunlight hours generally correspond to peak demand periods when electricity prices are at their highest. These characteristics increase the value of solar solutions as compared to other renewable resources that do not align with peak demand periods.

Modularity. Solar thermal and PV can be deployed in many sizes and configurations to meet the specific needs of the customer.

Reliability. With limited moving parts they require minimum maintenance.












We want to empower you to make energy choices that fit your lifestyle,
your home or building, and your vision of the future.

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