Solar Urbana-Champaign is back!
Solar Urbana Champaign is returning in 2021 with version 6.0! Offered by the City of Urbana, Prairie Rivers Network, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, we invite home and business owners throughout Champaign County, Piatt County, and Vermilion County to participate in this program to help pool their buying power to secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable. This program builds on previous years of successful programs that helped over 200 local property owners go solar.
How to Participate
Start by watching one of our free, virtual Solar Power Hours. 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. You can register for any of our events by clicking on the date of your choice below.
Solar Urbana-Champaign Events
10/13/21 Wednesday 12:00-1:00PM Solar Power Hour on Zoom (click to register) Co-Hosted by the Piatt County Farm Bureau
10/14/21 Thursday 5:30PM-6:30PM In-Person* Solar Power Hour (click to register). Co-hosted by the Village of Savoy. Venue: Pavilion 1, Dana Colbert Park – 203 E Church St, Savoy, IL 61874
*This event is an in-person event. Please follow all State and local health recommendations for Covid-19 to help ensure a safe event for all.
Interested in becoming a co-host? Email for more information.
Can’t attend a Solar Power Hour live?
You can still watch a recorded version to learn the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Solar Urbana-Champaign program works. Check out our virtual resource packet for resources complimentary to this presentation. Then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer, New Prairie Solar, by filling out this short form. The deadline to participate in this program is October 31st, so don’t delay. Your solar journey awaits!
Ready to schedule a site assessment or wanting to receive important program updates? Fill out this short form to either request a free, no obligation site assessment with New Prairie Solar, receive important program updates directly to your inbox, or both.
Help spread the word! The only way this program is successful is through community- led outreach. Please considering sharing with your networks because the more people who go solar through the program, the lower the price for all.
Solar Urbana-Champaign Participant Testimonials
One Program, Big Impact
1,292 people attended Solar Power Hours
242 properties added solar
2,094 kilowatts of solar have been installed
Every year, that’s like avoiding:
4,716,474 miles driven by the average passenger vehicle
2,094,354 lbs. of coal burned
OR like 80,876 trash bags recycled rather than landfilled