The Best Site on the Tour to See Multiple Types of Solar and Wind Technologies at One Site.

CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS, Tick Tock Energy, Inc. and NECA-IBEW Local 601 are hosting an open house at their Champaign-Urbana facility as part of the Illinois Solar Energy Association’s “2015 Illinois Solar Tour.”

The Solar Tour, which will take place on Saturday, October 3rd from 10 am to 2 pm, gives the public an opportunity to see solar and wind systems up-close and learn more about renewable energy. The goal behind the tour is to “inspire people across the state to make sustainable energy choices that reduce costs, support energy independence, and reduce reliance on fossil and nuclear energy.”

The NECA-IBEW facility features a unique hybrid 51 kW solar photovoltaic and Bergey wind turbine system that was developed, designed and managed by Tick Tock Energy with installation provided by two NECA-IBEW member electrical contractors.  In addition to the Bergey wind turbine, the system features several major types of solar mounting types – a ground mount array, a 2-axis tracking array, a wall-mount array, and roof-mount.  Both central inverters and microinverters are used and the overall system has an energy dashboard to monitor power production from all systems.

Throughout the day, Craig Pals of Tick Tock Energy will be offering 30-minute presentations on “Wind & Solar 101” to help folks learn more about how renewable energy can be used in their homes, farms and businesses.  Personnel involved with the project will be on-site to answer questions and share their experiences from the installation and operation of this project.

Anyone interested in learning more about the benefits of renewable energy is strongly encouraged to attend.

What: ISEA (Illinois Solar Energy Association) “2015 Illinois Solar Tour”

When: October 3, 2015 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Where: NECA-IBEW Local 601 Facility-3301 Boardwalk Dr., Champaign, IL 61822-1252

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