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Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

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Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values

In 2019 Zillow, an online real estate platform, researched how solar panels impact home values and the ultimate selling price. …

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What is a Solar Group Purchasing Program?

Going solar for your home has great benefits – from stimulating your local economy, to providing a cleaner environment to …

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Shine It Forward – How You, a Solar Homeowner, Can Inspire More Solar

As a solar homeowner, think back to the time when you were first researching the prospect of going solar.  No …

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5 Steps to Make Your House a Solar Power Home

So you’re ready to take the leap and make your house into a solar power home? Congratulations! Whether you’ve come …

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These Little Piggies Went Solar

Pork producers across Illinois are investing in solar technology. Why? Solar generation matches very well with hog production systems.  In …

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Farmers Harvest the Sun for Lower Energy Costs

Farmers across Illinois and Missouri are discovering solar as a great investment and can stabilize their energy costs. With federal …

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Farmers See Financial Advantages to Going Solar

Farms going solar are a growing trend in Illinois. Knowledge of incentives and project financing is critical to helping farm owners maximize their savings.

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Solar Energy – Changing Minds & Providing Solutions

We’d like to take a moment to thank everyone who has made the decision to go solar with us throughout the past 9 years and helped us inspire a solar tribe!

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Top 5 Reasons to Install Solar Panels

1) Take advantage of the Federal Tax Credit (FTC) for solar energy now: the 30% Federal Tax Credit for solar energy installation …

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UBS Analysts: ‘Large-Scale Power Stations Could Be on a Path to Extinction’

Leading investment bank UBS says the payback time for unsubsidized investment in electric vehicles paired with rooftop solar and battery …

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