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Illinois Solar Tour - Southern Sites




Carbondale

 City of Carbondale

200 S. Illinois Ave.

Site Type: Governmental

Tour Type: In-Person

Part of Carbondale Community Tour!

System: 

System #1 - 216.4 kW, 577 Panels, Roof Mounted

System #2 - 324.0 kW, 864 Panels, Ground Mounted

System #3 - 823.5 kW, 2,196 Panels, Ground Mounted

Annual Production: ~1846 MWh collectively

Why I went solar: It was a way that the City could help the environment, support renewable energy and gain some of the rewards of having solar energy produced on our properties.

Carbondale

Church of the Good Shepherd UCC

515 S. Orchard Dr.

Site Type: Non-Profit

Tour Type: In-Person & Video

Part of Carbondale Community Tour!

System: 24 roof-mounted panels

Annual Production: 8100 kWh

Why I went solar: To help fulfill two of the missions of the church, Whole Earth and Peace and Justice. To set an example for other churches to follow. To reduce electric cost to zero (we average paying $54/year electricity).

Carbondale


First Christian Church

306 W. Monroe St.

Site Type: Non-Profit

Tour Type: In-Person

Part of Carbondale Community Tour!

System: 84 roof-mounted panels

Annual Production: 19.8 MWh

Why I went solar: Our congregation Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) wanted do our part to be good stewards of God's creation by using sustainable energy. We also saw that we might be able to plan our budgeting because we could anticipate our energy costs for many years to come. For example we have only paid $18.93 on electricity since installing the panels in August of 2018.

Carbondale


Mulberry Hill Farm

5370 Springer Ridge Rd

Site Type: Business

Tour Type: In-Person

Part of Carbondale Community Tour!

System: 64 ground-mounted panels

Annual Production: 19.98 MWh

Why I went solar: We must convert our energy use away from fossil fuels and to renewable non-polluting energy sources or we lose the planet.

Carterville


AES Solar

1804 Supply Rd.

Site Type: Solar Energy Business

Tour Type: In-Person

System: 

System #1 - 35 roof-mounted panels

System #2 - 35 roof-mounted panels

System #3 - 9 awning-mounted panels, with backup battery

System #4 - 8 ground-mounted panels, with EV charger

Annual Production: 

System #1 - 11.8 MWh

System #2 - 11.9 MWh

System #3 - 3345 kWh

System #4 - 5250 kWh

Why I went solar: AES Solar has an unparalleled educational showroom with 4 functioning systems including roof, awning and ground mounts. Three inverter brands represented. Battery back up and EV charging.

Murphysboro


Dale and Jan Ritzel

109 Pine Ln.

Site Type: Residential

Tour Type: In-Person

System: 34 roof-mounted panels

Annual Production: 10.8 MWh

Why I went solar: It was the correct thing to do at the time (and still is). Reducing our costs for energy (save on average $1,500.00/year in electricity cost).



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