Renewable Energy Credits (RECs), are the environmental attribute associated with
producing renewable power. Solar, wind, and other renewable sources all produce
For every megawatt-hour (MWh) of renewable power produced, a REC is created. This
can be sold separately to the state of Illinois, which, under the Future Energy Jobs
Act, is required to buy them to meet its own renewable energy goals.
Depending on the solar agreement, either the subscriber can own the RECs and sell it
the state, or the operator will own the RECs. This will be outlined in the agreement
with the community solar owner.