The Collinsville Area Recreation District and Splash City Waterpark are taking part in the Illinois Solar Energy Association’s Statewide Grassroots Solar Tour on Saturday, October 3. This free self-guided open house demonstrates how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, and geothermal to become energy independent.
Stop by to learn about the solar technologies your neighbors are using to drastically reduce monthly energy bills, reduce harmful carbon emissions and enjoy tax credits and financial incentives as they improve their property values. The Illinois Tour is part of a national event coordinated by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society.
The Illinois home and business owners with renewable energy installations will be providing tours on Saturday, October 3 from 10am to 2pm. Tour hosts will answer questions on how you too can harness the power of the sun and wind to fuel your home and business.
The tour will allow communities across the country the opportunity to see new, innovative technologies locally that benefit the environment on a global level. The tour showcases real-life examples of how individuals are harnessing free energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and slash monthly utility bills.
The tour is free and open to the public. With over 80 locations throughout Illinois, there is a Solar Tour host site near you. Stop in to see how solar energy can brighten your life. A few of the local participants are located at: 3424 Brown Street, Alton, IL; 2506 Vandalia Street, Collinsville; 10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville; 27 Rose Court, Glen Carbon; 204 Collinsville Road, Troy.
The Collinsville Area Recreation District makes monitoring of a portion of their solar array available online at http://www.collinsvillerec.com/activitysolar.html. Pictures and more information can be found at this site as well.