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Illinois Solar Tour to feature Batavia home

The 11th annual Illinois Solar Tour, hosted by the Illinois Solar Energy Association, will feature homes in Batavia and Elburn.

As part of the National Solar Tour, home and business owners throughout the state will open their doors Oct. 7 to show off their solar power systems. The 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 and heat and reduce monthly utility bills.

The 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, and 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,” a news release detailing the tour stated.

Local houses taking part in the Illinois Solar Tour are located at 815 Greenwood Court, Batavia, and 43W125 Faireno Drive, Elburn.

Illinois Solar Tour host sites will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 7, and the tour is free and open to the public. There will be more than 130 host sites throughout the state.

Visit the tour’s website, www.illinoissolartour.org, to find other sites to explore.

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