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Solar Power Hours & Solar Group Buy 2.0

Installing premium quality solar panels for homes and businesses just got cheaper for residents of Champaign County!

For a limited time, you can join the second Solar Urbana-Champaign Group Buy program. This allows you to buy solar panels for your home or business with a volume discount. And the more people who participate, the more everyone saves!

Last year New Prairie helped install 608 kW of solar power on 81 homes and businesses as part of the first Solar Urbana-Champaign Group Buy program. Because of this smashing success, the City of Urbana and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) are once again offering bulk purchasing prices on solar panel installations.

Joining the Solar Urbana-Champaign Group Buy 2.0 has several advantages! You will:

  • Get premium quality solar panels at prices 5-15% lower than last year
  • Save even more with federal and state rebates and incentives (It’s a good idea to take advantage of these NOW, since their future is uncertain.)
  • Receive a free Home Energy Efficiency Assessement so you can be aware of other opportunities to make your home more efficient, comfortable, and safe
  • Rest easy knowing that we stand behind all our work. As an Urbana-based business, we are readily available to help with any concerns you might have.

To find out more, plan to attend one of the many FREE Solar Power Hour presentations offered in the next couple of months. We will be there to answer all of your questions.

You do not need to be a City of Urbana resident to participate – the group buy is open to all Champaign County residents and business owners.

Upcoming Solar Power Hours (all are FREE and open to the public): 

3/23/2017 Thursday
7:00 PM
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
2101 S Prospect Ave. Champaign, IL 61820

4/2/2017 Sunday
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Willenbrock Residence – “Solar Open House”
1017 W White St, Champaign, IL 61821

4/5/2017 Wednesday
6:30 PM
Common Ground Food Co-op
300 S. Broadway Suite 166 Urbana, IL 61801

4/10/2017 Monday
6:30 PM
Unitarian Universalist Church of Urbana-Champaign
309 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

4/14/2017 Friday
12:00 PM
MSTE Friday Lunch Classroom 201,
505 E. Green Street, Champaign, IL 61820

4/25/2017 Tuesday
6:00 PM
Tolono Library
111 E Main St, Tolono, IL 61880

5/6/2017 Saturday
4:00 PM – 6:00PM
Sherwood Residence – “Solar Open House”
1406 Maywood Dr Champaign, IL 61821

5/8/2017 Monday
6:30 PM
Champaign Library – Robeson Pavilion Room C
200 W. Green St, Champaign, IL 61820

5/18/2017 Thursday
12:00 PM
Champaign County Sustainability Network (CCNet) at the Champaign County Economic Development Corporation
1817 S. Neil Street, Champaign, IL 61820

5/21/2017 Sunday
10:45 AM
First Presbyterian Church of Urbana
602 W Green St, Urbana, IL 61801

5/24/2017 Wednesday
6:30 PM
Straw Bale House – “Solar Open House”
605 East Main St. in Urbana, IL 61802

6/20/2017 Tuesday
10:30 AM
Champaign-Urbana Municipal Transit District (MTD)
1101 E. University Ave. Urbana, Illinois 61802

You can also visit the Grow Solar site for more information, or visit our Project Gallery for fun pictures.  Or fill out a Request for Solar Estimate form if you’re ready to install solar panels on your home or business!