From Yahoo Finance:
"In a first of its kind public and private sector innovation project for Chicago, the Dearborn Homes public housing development that serves more than 600 families in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood, is producing clean, renewable energy from the sun with private solar panels primarily on its rooftops. This solar installation completed this month supports ComEd’s Bronzeville Community microgrid, a small power grid that can generate its own power to keep electricity flowing to customers and support critical public services when there’s an interruption on the main grid.
The Chicago Housing Authority (CHA) is partnering with Chicago-based VLV Development – a veteran-owned, diversity-certified business – to finance, design and maintain the solar installation project at Dearborn Homes, the first Chicago public housing community built after World War II. The solar installation is expected to have a generation capacity of 750 kilowatts and will help power the property’s 17 buildings, including 660 residential units."
Read Yahoo Finance's article "Dearborn Homes Community Set to Go Solar," featuring the Chicago Housing Authority.