BATAVIA – Kane County residents are invited to learn more about the Solarize Chicagoland program, which explains how homeowners can use solar panels to lower electric bills and reduce their carbon footprint, according to a news release from the Citizens Utility Board. The Batavia Public Library will host an informative program from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 9.
The Solarize Chicagoland program is hosting events in Cook, DuPage, Kane and Will counties over the next month. This grassroots program allows residents and small businesses to participate in a bulk group purchase of solar panels to make solar power more accessible and affordable. One panel installer was selected during a competitive bidding process earlier this year to install the panels at a reduced rate. Solarize Chicagoland and the counties are partnering with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the Citizens Utility Board to make this program possible.
“We’re trying to simplify the process of going solar,” said Peter Murphy, solar program director for the MREA, in the news release. “It can seem complicated, so we present clear information and answer folks’ questions at our Solar Power Hours, and then they can determine for themselves whether solar is right for them.”
For more information about this program visit SolarizeChicagoland.com.