The Clifford Clark residence at 3424 Brown St. will be part of this year’s Illinois Solar Tour, a free, self-guided, statewide open house event that demonstrates how homes and businesses use solar, wind, and geothermal installations to be energy-independent.
An Alton home will be one of the stops on the Illinois Solar Tour, a statewide event that demonstrates how homes and businesses are using solar, wind and geothermal to become energy-independent.
Area tour sites include:
- Clark residence (3424 Brown St., Alton)
- Garde residence (2506 Vandalia St., Collinsville)
- Collinsville Area Recreation District (10 Gateway Drive, Collinsville)
- Krusa residence (27 Rose Ct., Glen Carbon)
- McKee residence (204 Collinsville Road, Troy)
Guests can learn about technologies their neighbors are using to 1) reduce monthly energy bills, 2) reduce carbon emissions and 3) receive tax credits and financial incentives as they improve their property values. The tour is part of a national event coordinated by the nonprofit American Solar Energy Society.
The tour showcases examples of how individuals are harnessing energy from the sun to generate electricity, warm and cool their homes, heat water and cut monthly utility bills.
Illinois home and business owners with renewable energy installations will be providing tours from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. Tour hosts will answer questions on how people can harness the power of the sun and wind to fuel their homes and business.
“The Illinois Solar Tour showcases real-life examples of the practical, economic and environmental benefits of using clean power to fuel our everyday lives,” ISEA Executive Director Lesley McCain said. “Now is a particularly exciting time for solar energy in Illinois as Springfield legislators consider Clean Jobs legislation that would boost opportunities across Illinois from city neighborhoods to rural farmlands.”
This tour is free and open to the public. To register, visit www.illinoissolartour.org.