Total solar project number climbing to 40 in DeKalb County

Katie Finlon | Daily Chronicle

DeKalb County proving to be fertile ground for energy source

SYCAMORE – DeKalb County expects more than 40 solar energy projects will make their way through the county’s special-use permit process ahead of the Illinois project lottery early next year.

The update comes after public hearings for 13 2-megawatt community solar energy projects within the county were held in the past month, including nine held Nov. 8 and three Thursday. The site locations for the proposed projects include Sandwich, Shabbona, Sycamore, DeKalb and Kingston.

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