Solar energy event at Rockford’s Freedom Field April 28

Staff Report

Freedom Field Renewable Energy, 3333 Kishwaukee St., Rockford, will host the Solar Energy Association’s bi-monthly Solar Social Networking event from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 28.

The event is open to all who are interested in solar energy.

The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA), in partnership with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, will have important details to announce concerning a major expansion of its community outreach.

Staff representatives and ISEA board members will be in attendance to answer questions about the state of solar energy in Illinois.

Illinois, though behind the nation in solar installations, is anticipated to be a high-growth state in the near future. Rockford has the only solar panel assembly plant in the state.

Tours will be given of the Freedom Field facility during the event, and light lunch and beverages will be available at no charge. Registration is through the ISEA website,, or via e-mail to with a note that you will be attending.

From the April 25-May 1, 2012, issue

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