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Solar Week at CLC

September 22-29, 2018

Speakers provided updates about the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA), information for students considering careers in solar-related fields, and resources for community members considering solar installations at home or work. See summary notes (PDF).

2018 Illinois Solar Tour

  • Sponsored by the Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA)
  • Tours of solar photovoltaic energy system and geothermal heat pumps

Science and Engineering Building Open House

  • Tours of the new Science & Engineering Building

Solar Energy: Education and Jobs

  • Growing job solar energy market
  • Solar training and education opportunities

Solar Workshops for Consumers

  • Updates on the Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA)
  • Residential and commercial solar project resources


  • Jeanine Otte, Elevate Energy
  • Adam Kay – Fresh Coast Solar
  • Terry Black – Eco Solar Solutions
  • Matt Harvey – Citizens’ Utility Board
  • Bill Kellerhals – CLC Photonics Instructor
  • Bryan Sorensen – IBEW
  • Howard Learner, Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • Matt Harvey, Citizens’ Utility Board
  • Jeremy Vavrik, Fresh Coast Solar
  • Dave Wilms, Sun Peak
  • Erik Carlberg, Windfree Solar

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