Virtual event

The Will County Executive will host a free virtual event on solar energy and how it could benefit homeowners and businesses

Solar panels (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant invites residents to attend a free virtual “Solar Power Hour” to learn more about the benefits of using solar power and how to participate in a group purchase to reduce costs.

“Solar Power Hour” educational events are part of Grow Solar Chicagoland, formerly known as Solarize Chicagoland, which offers free one-hour sessions to educate homeowners and small businesses on how to save energy. money by using solar energy and participating in a group purchase. The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, August 16 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

“This is a great opportunity for homeowners and small businesses to experience the benefits of solar power,” said Bertino-Tarrant. “This program helps residents save money through reduced energy costs and a proposed group purchasing program for solar assets.”

Homeowners will learn about the basics of solar power, its financial benefits, and how the Solar Power Group Purchasing Program can lower the cost of installing a system in the home. Participants have the option of signing up for a free, no-obligation site assessment/cost estimate.

This initiative is co-hosted by the Will County Department of Land Use’s Energy and Resource Recovery Division, the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and the Citizens Utility Board.

An in-person event will also be held in Peotone on Wednesday, August 31 from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Peotone Village Hall (208 E Main St, Peotone, IL 60468).

Further information, including registration for the virtual event, is available at: www.growsolar.org/chicagoland.