solar power farm

Planning For Champaign County Solar Farm

Beginnings of an enormous solar power installation in Champaign County (photo courtesy of Jim Meadows/WILL)

Beginnings of an enormous solar power installation in Champaign County (photo courtesy of Jim Meadows/WILL)

This week in the First Light look at stories from around the state, we have this story from Illinois Public Radio’s Jim Meadows. Maybe you’ve noticed wind farms when driving through parts of rural Illinois. The groups of wind turbines were among the first signs of the renewable energy industry in the state. Now, another seems to be on the way. Illinois will soon be home to solar farms. Solar panels will cover dozens, even hundreds of acres. Jim Meadows has the story of how a proposal to develop solar power is playing out in Champaign County