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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):


6/22/2017 Thursday
6:30 PM
CU Woodshop
1401 Parkland Ct, Champaign, IL 61821 (Facebook event here)

6/27/2017 Tuesday
6:30 PM
McKinley Foundation – Geneva Room
809 S 5th St, Champaign, IL 61820 (Facebook event here)

6/28/2017 Wednesday
6:30 PM
JT Walker’s
401 E Main St, Mahomet, IL 61853 (Facebook event here)

6/30/2017 Friday
12:00 PM
U of I – Physical Plant Service Building – Room 128
1501 S Oak St, Champaign, IL 61820 (Facebook event here)
On-street parking meters, or in the northwest corner of E- 14 lot, (along with EV charging spaces). Additional access via yellow and gold bus lines.

7/19 Wednesday
6:30 PM
UC Independent Media Center
202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801 (Facebook event here)

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 Panel Installation Estimate form if you’re ready to install solar panels on your home or business!