PV for Nature/Welcome Centers

The Foundation supported the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems at existing nature/welcome centers owned by park districts, forest preserves and other 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations preserving natural areas in Illinois. This allowed the facilities to:

  • Offset electricity purchased from the grid
  • Lower electric utility costs
  • Decrease carbon footprint
  • Demonstrate that solar PV panels work in Illinois
  • Educate the public about sustainability and renewable energy