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MCC offers consumer classes on solar energy

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 4:36 p.m. CDT

CRYSTAL LAKE – McHenry County College is hosting a program designed to educate consumers on the benefits of solar energy.

The free events, called MCC Power Hours, teach the basics about solar power, how to get a site assessment to see if your home or business meets specifications for solar power and get information on qualified solar installers and incentives. 

The first session will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Sept. 19 at MCC’s Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry. The second will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Nov. 14 at a private Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-certified home in Woodstock. The address will be made available upon registration.

Staff from the Midwest Renewable Energy Association will lead the sessions. They will answer questions about solar energy and help find low-cost options for installation. Through this program, a homeowner or business can save money, create jobs and expand the use of clean energy.  

To register, call the college’s registration office at 815-455-8588. The course ID for the Sept. 19 session is NPG S88 019. The course ID for the Nov. 14 session is NPG S88 019.

For information, call the MCC Sustainability Center at 815-479-7765 or email sustainability specialist Pat Dieckhoff at pdieckhoff@mchenry.edu.

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