Solar Urbana-Champaign 3.0 is a residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar.


Solar Urbana Champaign is back in 2018 with version 3.0! Offered by the City of Urbana, Prairie Rivers Network, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, home and business owners throughout Champaign County and Piatt County may participate in this program to help pool their buying power to 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 Urbana-Champaign 3.0 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.

Solar Power HoursSM

(all are FREE and open to the public):

6/12 Tuesday 6:30 PM Bement Lions Club 117 S Macon St, Bement, IL 61813
6/20 Wednesday 6:30 PM Monarch Brewery 212 S Independence St, Monticello, IL 61856
6/27 Wednesday 6:30 PM Common Ground Food Co-op 300 S. Broadway Suite 166 Urbana, IL 61801
6/28 Thursday 12:00 PM U of I Facilities & Services 1501 S Oak St, Champaign, IL 61820
7/11 Wednesday 6:30 PM Prairie Rivers Network Office 1605 South State St. Suite 1, Champaign, IL 61820
7/12 Thursday 6:00 PM Good Shepherd Lutheran Church 2101 S Prospect Ave, Champaign, IL 61820
7/17 Tuesday 6:00 PM Champaign Library – Robeson Pavilion Room C 200 W. Green St, Champaign, IL
7/19 Thursday 6:30 PM UC Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801
7/23 Monday 6:30 PM Mahomet Public Library 1702 E. Oak St, Mahomet, Illinois 61853
7/31 Tuesday 6:30 PM Piatt County Farm Bureau 427 W Marion St # 2, Monticello, IL 61856
9/6 Thursday 6:30 PM 25-O’Clock Brewery 208 W Griggs St, Urbana, IL 61801
9/8 Saturday Prairie Sky Music Fest at Allerton Park 515 Old Timber Rd, Monticello, IL 61856
9/9 Sunday 12:00 Riggs Beer Company 1901 S High Cross Road, Urbana, IL 61802
9/12 Wednesday 6:30 PM UC Independent Media Center 202 S. Broadway, Urbana IL 61801