New Holland-Middletown School participates in 2017 Solar Tour
Over 130 homes and businesses will be showing off their solar on the Illinois Solar Tour

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[September 16, 2017]  Explore solar in Illinois! The Illinois Solar Energy Association is excited to 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 sunís energy to generate power, heat, and slash monthly utility bills.

This self-guided tour has attracted more than a thousand 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.

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The Illinois Solar Tour host sites will be open on Saturday October 7th from 10am to 3pm, and it is FREE and open to the public. With over 125 host sites throughout the state, you have the opportunity to visit a solar installation in your neighborhood! Visit the Tourís website to find sites to explore near you www.illinoissolartour.org.

About the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA):  Established in 1975 The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is a non-profit organization that promotes the widespread application of renewable energy through education and advocacy. As the Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, ISEA is the local resource for educational classes, events, renewable energy related policy developments, local news and access to local renewable energy vendors. www.illinoissolar.org

[Nicola Brown]

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