Location: Champaign, IL
Located 135 miles south of Chicago, Champaign is the 10th most populous city in Illinois. Champaign has an estimated population of 84,651 and is home to the University of Illinois. Starting in 1997, Champaign residents have had the ability to shop and compare electricity supply rates. The Illinois Electric Service Customer Choice and The Rate Relief Law opened the energy market to the entire state of Illinois and allowed retail energy providers to start offering their electricity rates. In this section, you will find more information about Champaign, IL residents energy sources, solar energy potential, usage information and electricity rates.
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Solar Score for Champaign, IL
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Champaign, IL residents and businesses of 53. This score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Champaign, IL
Champaign, IL produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- IL is a leading wind energy producer in the US with over 4,000 Mw installed
- Illinois has the largest crude oil-refining capacity in the Midwest
- Illinois has an estimated 2.5 million short tons of coal reserves
- IL is home to 1/8 of all nuclear energy production in the US
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