How would you like to learn more about adding value to your home, reducing your home’s carbon footprint and, in the process, virtually eliminating electric bills? That’s what the GOing SOLAR 101: Free Educational Seminar, 7 p.m., Wednesday, April 24, at McHenry Public Library, 409 Front Street, McHenry, is all about.
Guest speaker Paul LaBarbera, owner of Magitek Energy Solutions in Johnsburg, is one in a very small group of UL Certified PV solar energy experts. He has installed more than 150 solar energy systems including the solar energy system on the roof of the library. That system is saving the library, and area taxpayers, substantial funds on electric utility bills.
The presentation is for those who would like to enjoy the same financial benefits on their own home or office. The presentation will help those who want to know if solar energy is a cost-effective alternative for them.
Along with the nuts and bolts of going solar, LaBarbara will also explain about state and local incentive programs.
“Based on those programs, a full return on installing solar energy is possible within five or six years,” he explained.
Attendees can bring their ComEd bill for a no-obligation estimate.
Those interested in attending should register by calling the library at 815-385-0036.
“If you come by in the day time, the library can also give you a tour of their solar energy system on their roof,” said LaBarbera.