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SPRINGFIELD – A new law passed by State Senator Scott Bennett (D-Champaign) will help facilitate solar projects statewide.

Senate Bill 211 allows public universities and state agencies to enter into cost effective renewable energy resource contracts for up to 25 years. The previous contract length limitation was shorter, making it economically infeasible for universities to enter into solar power purchase agreements.

“Installing onsite renewable energy with longer contracts will reduce overall electric bills and increase renewable development in the state,” Bennett said. “As a state, we need to continue to grow our clean energy footprint. Senate Bill 211 will make it easier for us to do just that and work toward providing clean, reliable and affordable energy to all of our communities.”

The governor signed Senate Bill 211 into law today. It takes effect immediately.

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