CARBONDALE, IL – U.S. Representative Mike Bost (IL-12) today announced that Prairie State Solar, LLC has received a $95,207,000 loan from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The loan was awarded through the Electric Infrastructure Loan and Loan Guarantee Program and will be used to construct a 99 megawatt solar photovoltaic farm in Perry County.

“This USDA loan is a huge investment in Perry County’s energy infrastructure,” said Bost. “The construction and operation of this new facility will help create jobs and strengthen our local economy for years to come.”