Attend the World’s Largest Solar Energy Event on Saturday, October 6th; Illinois

Brighten your day! Attend the World’s Largest Solar Energy Event on Saturday, October 6th

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Helenowski Residence, Illinois Solar Tour 2011

Chicago IL, September 14, 2012 Brighten your day with Solar! View renewable energy systems in action. The Illinois Solar Tour is a FREE self‐guided, statewide open house that demonstrates how Illinois homes and businesses are using solar, wind, and geothermal to become energy independent.

Home and business owners with renewable energy installations will be providing tours on Saturday, October 6th from 10 am to 3 pm. Tour hosts will answer questions on how you can harness the power of the sun and wind to fuel your home and business. Learn how you can reduce your monthly utility bills, increase property values, and be part of the energy solution.

Business owners will be interested to see how businesses have reduced their bottom line. Visit a solarpowered airport, a car wash that pays nothing for its hot water, and a farm that harvests the sun andwind along with its crops.

With over 70 sites throughout the state, there is a Solar Tour host site near you. Stop in to see howsolar energy can brighten your day!

To register for this free event and enter to win a solar cell phone charger visit www.illinoissolartour.org.

About the Illinois Solar Energy Association

Established in 1975 The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is a non‐profit organization that promotes the widespread application of renewable energy through education and advocacy. As the Illinois chapter of the American Solar Energy Society, ISEA is the local resource for educational classes, events, renewable energy related policy developments, local news and access to local renewable energy vendors. For more information about the Illinois Solar Tour, please visit www.illinoissolartour.org.

About the American Solar Energy Society

For more than 50 years the American Solar Energy Society (ASES) has been leading the renewable energy revolution to advance the use of solar and renewable energy. ASES leads national efforts to promote solar energy education, public outreach, and advocacy. www.ases.org. The ASES National Solar Tour is the world’s largest grassroots solar event. More than 160,000 participants will visit some 5,500 buildings in 3,200 communities across the U.S. The event takes place annually during the first Saturday in October, in conjunction with National Energy Awareness Month. The National Solar Tour is expected to run in all 50 states this year. A complete list of scheduled events may be found at

www.NationalSolarTour.org.

For more information contact: Lesley McCain @Lesley.mccain@illinoissolar.org 847‐924 ‐7359

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