Businesses, residences take part in Illinois Solar Tour

 
Posted9/29/2017 9:24 AM
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  • The town of Deer Park will be a part of the Illinois Solar Tour, showcasing a solar installation at 408 Bramble Lane. This close to 7 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system powers most of the home and supplies the energy needed to recharge an electric vehicle as well.

    The town of Deer Park will be a part of the Illinois Solar Tour, showcasing a solar installation at 408 Bramble Lane. This close to 7 kilowatt solar photovoltaic system powers most of the home and supplies the energy needed to recharge an electric vehicle as well. Courtesy of Illinois Solar Energy Association

Submitted by Illinois Solar Energy Association

The Illinois Solar Energy Association will host the 11th annual Illinois Solar Tour.

As a part of the National Solar Tour, solar-savvy home and business owners throughout the state will open their doors to show off their solar. This free open house type event allows attendees to view real-life examples of how their neighbors are harnessing the sun's energy to generate power, heat, and slash monthly utility bills.

This self-guided tour has attracted more than 1,000 people across Illinois in recent years. The tour affords participants a direct perspective on the costs, processes, as well as the economic and environmental benefits of going solar.

Solar in Illinois is poised for even more growth after the passing of new legislation, and the tour is a great way to learn how to take advantage of the opportunities this affords.

You have the opportunity to visit a solar installation in your neighborhood. Northwest suburban towns will be part of the Illinois Solar Tour, showcasing solar installations in Arlington Heights, Deer Park, Glenview, Long Grove, Niles, Morton Grove, Prospect Heights, Streamwood, Winnetka and more.

The Illinois Solar Tour features more than 130 host sites open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday Oct. 7. Visit the tour's website to find sites to explore near you, www.illinoissolartour.org.

Established in 1975, The Illinois Solar Energy Association is a nonprofit organization that promotes the widespread application of renewable energy through education and advocacy.

As the Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, Illinois Solar Energy Association is the local resource for educational classes, events, renewable energy related policy developments, local news and access to local renewable energy vendors.

Visit www.illinoissolar.org.

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