RE Notes: New Wind Farm Announced; Illinois Renewable Energy Fair enjoys largeturnout; Intro class for solar PV

RE Notes: New Wind Farm Announced; Illinois Renewable Energy Fair enjoys largeturnout; Intro class for solar PV

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New Wind Farm Announcement!

The second large utility-scale windfarm in Illinois was recently announced by DCCA and wind energy developer Navitas. The Mendota Hills Wind Farm, to be sited in Lee County, is a 50 MW project, and has received a $2.75 million grant from DCCA’s Renewable Energy Resources Program. The full press release is below; for more on Navitas, see www.windpower.com

This is the second recent major wind farm announcement in Illinois in recent months, following the announcement of a 51 MW project in Bureau County by Illinois Wind Energy LLC.

Illinois’ first ever Renewable Energy Fair a success.

Illinois’ first ever renewable energy fair drew nearly 2000 participants August 10 and 11 at the Ogle County Fairgrounds near Oregon, IL. Over 50 exhibitors and 50 renewable energy workshops were held, covering topics of solar, wind, biomass, alternative vehicles, and energy efficiency. Another fair is being planned for next summer. For more information contact Sonia Vogl at sonia@essex1.com or 815-732-7332; the website is www.illinoisrenew.org

Register for Beginning Class in Solar PVs (Photovoltaics).

A class in beginning photovoltaics will be held near Oregon, IL, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. on September 21. Topics covered will include an overview of photovoltaics- how the sun produces electricity; essential components of a PV system; stand-alone and grid connected systems; how to install a PV system; and a tour of both a stand-alone and a grid-connected PV system. For more information contact Jeff Green at: jeffgreen11@attbi.com or 815-469-5334.

These Renewable Energy notes provided by:

Hans Detweiler

Environmental Law & Policy Center

35 E. Wacker, Suite 1300

Chicago, IL 60601

312-795-3720, Fax: 312-795-3730

Hdetweiler@ELPC.org or www.elpc.org

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