Solar energy deployment is getting super charged on Chicago’s near west side, thanks to a community-based program called PlanItGreen: Solar in Your Community. The program is developing a pipeline of community solar projects to meet the renewable energy goal in Oak Park and River Forest’s PlanItGreen sustainability plan: achieve 25% renewable energy procurement by 2020.
SolarChicago Workshop: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm, Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake Street, Oak Park, IL 60301 This program helps homeowners pool their buying power to make going solar more affordable than ever (25% off the average installed cost) while helping to achieve community clean energy installation goals. Solar Chicago was undertaken by the City of Chicago (City), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) and Vote Solar, a non-profit organization working to bring solar energy into the mainstream. This initiative is available to Oak Park, River Forest, Forest Park and other Cook County residents as well.
Learn more from the program contractors about the basics of residential solar and have your questions answered at the upcoming workshop: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 7:00-8:30pm at the Oak Park Main Library, 834 Lake St, Oak Park, hosted by Green Community Connections, Seven Generations Ahead / PlanItGreen, and the Interfaith Green Network. The workshop is free and open to the public. If you are unable to attend, program details are on the Solar Chicago web site. (http://www.mygroupenergy.com/