05/01/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

ComEd To Install Solar Panels, Smart Meters In Test Project

Later this year, the Chicago utility company will mount solar panels on the roofs of 100 homes in the near west suburbs and possibly the city's Near West Side.

The utility will outfit 50 of those homes with smart electric meters, hourly electric pricing, battery solar-power storage and the ability to gain credits for emitting excess solar power back to the electric grid for others' use. The other 50 will get those same additions, except they won't be able to store their energy.

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