Solar Farm 2.0 Tour Requests

The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign features two utility-scale solar farms on south campus. Recently, The U of I made the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) top-30 list of the largest on-site green power users in the Green Power Partnership (GPP). The university ranks number 25 nationally after producing more than 16,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of green power between July 2020 and June 2021. The university’s total will increase next year, as this period only accounts for five months of Solar Farm 2.0 production after commercial operations began on January 29, 2021.

Getting There: Solar Farm 2.0 is a 54-acre, 12.32 megawatt (MWdc) utility-scale array located on campus, north of Curtis Road, between First Street and Dunlap Avenue, near the Village of Savoy. There is limited on-site parking for Solar Farm 2.0 from a gravel lot off Curtis Road. If members of your group opt to drive to the site, please carpool. Although parking is free, space is limited. You also may bike to the site.

U of I Classes: If you are a University of Illinois faculty member needing to schedule a tour during your class' regular meeting time, please note this in the "Additional Information" box at the end of the survey.

Research Requests: If you are a researcher requiring data, please use this form whether or not you require a tour. Please include a brief description of your research project and the data needed in the "Additional Information" box at the end of the survey.

Media Requests: If you request an interview, please complete this form whether or not you require a tour. Please be sure to include the name of your organization or class, your deadline, and the general nature of your article in the "Additional Information" box at the end of the survey.

Please note the following Tour Policies:

  • Tours are limited to 30 people on a first-come, first-served basis. You must fill out this form to attend. 
  • Tours are arranged, as needed, depending on the number of requests in the queue.
  • Required visitor attire: Close-toe shoes, ideally boots if conditions are wet.
  • Please wear sun-protective clothing and use sunscreen to avoid sunburn.
  • The Solar Farm is not paved. If you use a wheelchair or other ambulatory device, you will be given priority for the next tour date if you determine conditions are too wet/icy/snowy on your initially requested date.
  • Adults must bring picture identification. A valid driver's license or student ID is preferred.
  • Children must be eight yrs old to tour the Solar Farm. One adult must accompany every four children between the ages of eight and 16.
  • Tours will be canceled in the event of thunder or lightning immediately preceding the tour.
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6. 21-Number of tour participants. NOTE: If your group has more than 30 people, please indicate this in the Additional Information box at the end of the survey.

 

 
9. Do you require any disability-related accommodations for this tour? If yes, we will contact you about accommodations. Please list your preferred method of contact in "Additional Information" below.

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