Dixon makes bid to become ‘solar capital of Illinois’ with addition of new energy company

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A solar manufacturing plant will soon be opening up in Dixon, bringing an estimated 50 new jobs to the area.

Moxie Solar Illinois, announced Monday that they would be opening a headquarters and distribution center in the former Walter C. Knack building in Dixon.

In 2016, Illinois passed the Future Energy Jobs Act designed to jumpstart a renewable energy industry in the state. As part of the legislation, Illinois utilities will be required to source 25% of their energy from renewable sources by 2025.

Moxie Solar was founded in 2008 in North Liberty, Iowa and offers custom solar products for residential, commercial, agricultural, and municipal customers.

The company employs a staff of engineers, PV installers, electricians, client services specialists, and administrative professionals.  

“These are the exact type of jobs and this is the exact type of company that we are looking to bring 
to the area,” Danny Langloss, City Manager of Dixon, commented.  

The company hopes to create 50 jobs in the Dixon area within the next 3 years.

Stacey Colledge, President and CEO of the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street, said: “Heck, based on what we know, Dixon could become the solar capital of Illinois!”

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