Exelon opens solar power plant on South Side

July 21, 2010 4:00:17 PM PDT
Mayor Daley takes part in the dedication of Exelon's solar power plant in the West Pullman community Wednesday.The $60-million facility is described as the nation's largest solar power plant.

It's part of the Exelon company's plan to eliminate 15 million metric tons of greenouse gas emissions by the year 2020.

"Of course, the project benefits our economy and the West Pullman community. It returns the property to the tax rolls and created more than 200 construction jobs. it was built using steel tubing and other construction materials. The source, companies right here on the South Side of the city of Chicago," Daley said.

The company hopes to learn from the West Pullman plant how to construct and operate more facilities like it in the future.


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