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Babcock & Wilcox and its Fosler Solar Subsidiary Welcome Secretary of Energy Granholm for Tour of “Illinois Solar for All” Project

December 10, 2021

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Babcock & Wilcox and Fosler Solar, a Babcock & Wilcox company, welcomed U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm today for a tour of the company’s Gar Creek solar project in Kankakee, Ill., which is part of the Illinois Solar for All program.

B&W’s Fosler Solar subsidiary owns the 40-acre, 4.8-megawatt Gar Creek solar project, which is currently under construction and employs approximately 45 union workers, primarily representing United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 174. Anticipated for completion in the first quarter of 2022, the facility will provide clean power to nearly 1,000 Illinois residents through the Illinois Solar for All program, providing a significant cost savings on their energy bills. Illinois Solar for All provides families in low-income communities better access to clean, renewable energy through incentives that make solar installations and power more affordable.

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