Parkland board approves contract for 8-acre solar farm

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Parkland College could have its own 8-acre solar farm by later this year.

The board of the community college Wednesday night approved a contract with SolSystems LLC of Washington, D.C., to build a 2-megawatt solar energy field on the northwest corner of the campus. The solar field in south Champaign operated by the University of Illinois provides about 4 megawatts of electricity when it is operating.

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