Grow Solar Chicagoland is back for 2022!
Grow Solar Chicagoland is a grassroots residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar. Home and business owners throughout Cook, Will, DuPage, Lake and Kane counties may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable. The program builds on previous years of successful programs that helped over 200 local property owners go solar.
The program is offered by the Midwest Renewable Energy Association and Citizens Utility Board, along with Cook, DuPage, Kane & Will Counties, the cities of Chicago, Countryside, and Villa Park, Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition, Palatine Cool Cities Environmental Team, Elgin Sustainability Commission, Sierra Club of Illinois, DuPage Clean Energy Coalition, SAGES of Buffalo Grove, Garfield Ridge Chamber of Commerce, SCARCE, the Conservation Foundation, 350 Chicago, Garfield Park Community Council, Gail Borden Public Library, Maywood Public Library, Northbrook Public Library, and Indian Trails Public Library.
How to Participate
Are you ready to start your solar journey?
First, start by attending a Solar Power Hour. In this hour-long presentation you’ll learn the basics of solar, how it can save you money, and how the solar group buy program works. Solar Power Hours will be held virtually and in-person this year: see the schedule below and sign up today!
Next, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected solar installer to get the ball rolling on a custom quote for your property. It’s that easy!
Already attended a Solar Power Hour and ready to schedule a free site assessment? Fill out this short form to either request a site assessment, receive important program updates directly to your inbox, or both. Click the link below!
Want more information about this program? Learn about the MREA’s history of facilitating these programs, the success this program has previously experienced, and a biography for this program’s 2020 installer, Windfree Solar, on our About page.
Grow Solar Chicagoland Events
Grow Solar events are free and open to the public.
- 5/19 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 12PM-1PM at Countryside City Hall, 803 Joliet Rd, Countryside, IL – co-hosted by City of Countryside
- 5/25 Wednesday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30PM-7:30PM CT on Zoom – co-hosted by Citizens Utility Board (CUB)
- 6/2 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Zoom (click to register) – co-hosted by Cook County
- 6/7 Tuesday: Solar Power Hour, 7-8 p.m. on Zoom (click to register) – co-hosted by Elmhurst Cool Cities Coalition
- 6/9 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Palatine Library, 700 N North Ct, Palatine, IL – co-hosted by Palatine Cool Cities Environmental Team
- 6/16 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 6:30-7:30 p.m. at the Edward Schock Centre of Elgin, 100 Symphony Way, Elgin, IL – co-hosted by Elgin Sustainability Commission
- 6/21 Tuesday: Solar Power Hour, 2:00-3:00 p.m. on Zoom (click to register) – co-hosted by Kane County
- 6/22 Wednesday: Solar Power Hour, 7:00-8:00 p.m. at DuPage Event Center and Fairgrounds Complex, 2015 Manchester Road, N County Farm Rd, Wheaton, IL – co-hosted by Sierra Club of Illinois and DuPage Clean Energy Coalition
- 6/23 Thursday: Solar Power Hour, 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Zoom (click to register) – co-hosted by SAGES of Buffalo Grove
One Program, Big Impact
1,727 people attended Solar Power Hours
205 properties added solar
1474 kilowatts of solar have been installed
Every year, that’s like avoiding:
3,334,583 miles driven by the average passenger vehicle
1,480,724 lbs. of coal burned
OR like 57,180 trash bags recycled rather than landfilled