Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 is a grassroots group purchasing program for residential and commercial solar.

 

Building on the success of 2016’s Solar Bloomington-Normal, the solar group buy is back with Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0! Offered by the Ecology Action Center and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, property owners and renters throughout McLean County, Illinois may participate in this program to pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable.

Start by attending a Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Solar Bloomington-Normal 2.0 program works. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer. You have until September 30, 2018 to decide whether to get solar through the program. The Solar Power Hour calendar and program updates will be posted on this page on an ongoing basis.

UPDATE 6/19: We’ve surpassed 50 kilowatts (kW) of solar! In fact, we’re now past 75 kW, which means we’re already halfway to our second benchmark of 150 kW! That was fast. Each benchmark triggers deeper discounts for everyone who gets solar through the program.

SOLAR POWER HOURS

(All are free and open to the public)

5/19/18 Saturday 10:00 AM – Noon Solar Open House at a Solar-Equipped Private Residence (No Presentation) 6880 N 2075 East Rd., Downs
5/24/18 Thursday 6:00 PM West Bloomington Revitalization Project 724 W. Washington St., Bloomington
5/30/18 Wednesday 3:00 PM University of Illinois Extension Office 1615 Commerce Parkway, Bloomington
5/31/18 Thursday 6:30 PM Normal Public Library 206 W College Ave., Normal
6/5/18 Tuesday 6:00 PM First Farmer State Bank 4001 General Electric Rd., Bloomington
6/7/18 Thursday 7:00 PM Moses Montefiore Temple 102 Robinhood Lane, Bloomington
6/12/18 Tuesday 6:30 PM YWCA of McLean County 1201 N. Hershey, Bloomington

6/14/18 Thursday 6:00 PM Green Top Grocery 921 E. Washington, Bloomington
6/20/18 Wednesday 12:30 PM First United Methodist Church 211 N. School, Normal
6/28/18 Thursday 6:30 PM Bloomington Public Library 205 E Olive St., Bloomington
6/30/18 Saturday 1:30 PM Epiphany Farms Escoffier Room 220 E Front St., Bloomington
7/12/18 Thursday 6:30 PM Bloomington Public Library 205 E Olive St., Bloomington
7/17/18 Tuesday 6:00 PM Green Top Grocery 921 E. Washington, Bloomington
7/18/18 Wednesday 1:30 PM Interstate Center hosted by McLean County Farm Bureau 1106 Interstate Dr., Bloomington
7/24/18 Tuesday 6:00 PM Martin Township Public Library 132 W. Main St., Colfax
7/31/18 Tuesday 6:00 PM Unitarian Universalist Church of B-N 1613 E. Emerson, Bloomington
9/5/18 Wednesday 6:00 PM Town of Normal Multipurpose Room Fourth Floor 11 Uptown Circle, Normal
9/12/18 Wednesday 6:30 PM Normal Public Library 206 W College Ave., Normal
9/13/18 Thursday 1:30 PM University Galleries 11 Uptown Circle, Normal

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