Kendall County Courthouse Campus Solar Array from the Air

Kendall County Courthouse Campus Solar Array from the Air.  The county has been hooked up to the solar field since December 10. (Photo provided)

The Kendall County Courthouse Campus is now receiving electricity from the solar field which is located west of the Public Safety Center.

The solar field went online on December 10.

Facilities Management Director Jim Smiley spoke at last night's Kendall County Board meeting about how many kilowatts the solar field is generating.

County board member Amy Cesich asked Smiley how many buildings on the courthouse campus are getting electricity from the solar array.

Grne Solar of Palatine installed the solar field west of the Public Safety Center, and Smiley spoke about what the company still has to do.

Kendall County hopes to save around $170,000 per year on electricity by going solar.

In other business, Yorkville resident Ruben Rodriguez was appointed, approved and sworn in as a a new county board member at last night's  meeting.

Rodriguez is taking the seat of Matt Prochaska, who was elected Kendall County Circuit Clerk on November 3.

Rodriguiz spoke about his appointment.

The board voted unanimously on Ruben Rodriguez's appointment.

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