Saturday, August 20, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Photo by Bill Mead on Unsplash
With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law on Aug. 16, residents who want to install solar panels on their properties are now eligible for a 30% tax credit through 2034.
The credit could significantly reduce the upfront cost of installing the panels, which averages around $20,000, according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. That upfront cost, however, is eventually offset by the significant future savings, according to a Guardian report.
Proviso Township residents can learn about solar panels during two Solar Power Hour informational sessions in Westchester later this month co-hosted by the Green Residents of Westchester Ecological (GROW) Commission and Grow Solar Chicagoland.
They’ll happen Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28. Both sessions will start at 9 a.m. and take place at Westchester Village Hall, 10300 W. Roosevelt Rd.
The GROW Commission is a formal commission in the village of Westchester designed to address various environmental issues. Grow Solar Chicagoland “is a grassroots residential and commercial group purchasing program for solar,” according to the organization’s website.
Each Solar Power Hour features an hour-long presentation in which attendees will “learn the basics of solar, how it can save you money, and how the solar group buy program works.”
Learn more at: chicagoland.growsolar.org.