Wheaton home featured in Sept. 25 Solar Tour

  • Solar installation in Wheaton.

    Solar installation in Wheaton. Courtesy of Jeff Gahris

 
 
Updated 9/21/2021 8:24 PM

Wheaton will feature among over 60 solar homes and businesses across the state participating in this year's Illinois Solar Tour, which will give thousands of Illinois residents an exclusive in-person or virtual look at the world's fastest growing source of energy.

The Solar Tour, hosted by the Illinois Solar Education Association, is a free experience, including both in-person and virtual events on Saturday, Sept. 25.

 

The tour allows the public to view real-life examples of nearby businesses and residents who have decided to cut their utility bills by going solar.

Structured prior to the pandemic as a statewide series of open houses, the Tour is shifting to a combination of in-person and digital audiences. Photos and videos of solar homes and businesses in communities throughout the state are available now on the Tour website. Jeff and Bonnie Gahris's home in Wheaton is featured.

"We decided to go solar because we value energy independence, cost savings, and the environmental benefits," Jeff Gahris said.

The in-person and virtual tours are expected to give thousands of people across Illinois a better understanding of renewable energy. Participants will gain valuable insight on the costs, processes, as well as the economic and environmental benefits of going solar. The Tour is a great way for the public to learn about the opportunities the technology affords from their own peers and neighbors.

Go to the tour's website to find sites to explore near you: www.illinoissolar.org/Illinois-Solar-Tour.

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