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Grant To Be Used To Power Taylorville's Municipal Airport's Runway Lights

Last Tuesday, the City of Taylorville received notification from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation that a grant in the amount of 52,851 for the installation of a 19kW solar photovoltaic system that will be used to power their Municipal Airport’s runway lights.

The city is still awaiting notification regarding a 30,000 rebate submission to The Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity that will also help to fund this project. This rebate is paid through the Solar and wind Renewable Energy Trust Fund. If this reward is also received, the city will have 75% of the estimated project cost funded.

Michelle Marley, owner of WindSolarUSA, Inc. located in Owaneco, wrote the grant and rebate for the city. Her business will also coordinate the necessary permitting with the FAA to enable the project to be completed. Products will be procured and system installation will be completed in the Spring of 2012.

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