Friday, April 1, 2016

Raffle drawing for a solar energy installation

Is there sunshine falling on your roof?  Consider this news release from the Illinois Solar Energy Association.

ILLINOIS, March 23, 2016: The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is offering an opportunity to win a solar installation! The raffle for a 4 kW home solar electric installation is open to Illinois residents only. Tickets are just $40 each or three for $100. Net drawing proceeds will benefit ISEA’s work in advancing clean energy development. Enter to win at Only 1,200 tickets will be sold, and the drawing will be held the week of Earth Day, April 22, 2016!

Raffle Details
This raffle is made possible with the generous support of Werner Electric Supply, who has been supplying quality electrical products and services in the Upper Midwest since 1948. The system will be professionally installed by The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers IBEW #134 Chicago. IBEW #134 has been training solar photovoltaic installers since 2001 on how to complete site assessments, design, install, commission and maintain these solar photovoltaics systems. Find the full contest rules here.

About ISEA
The Illinois Solar Energy Association is non-profit organization that represents over 400 clean energy advocates. As its mission is to educate and advocate for the widespread application of solar in Illinois; ISEA advocates for strong renewable energy policies at both the state and federal levels.

Your ticket purchase will help ISEA Grow Solar Jobs in Illinois!
The US solar industry has shown tremendous growth over the past several years, currently employing more workers than oil, gas and pipeline jobs! Solar is one of the fastest growing job sectors and has tremendous potential to ensure our country’s energy security.

Unfortunately, Illinois has begun to lose some of its 3,400 clean energy jobs due to non functioning renewable energy policies! To turn this around, Illinois needs to update its the renewable portfolio standard (RPS). The bipartisan Illinois Clean Jobs Bill will fix the RPS and expand it to 35% renewable energy by 2030 (up from the current target of 25% by 2025). The bill also calls for a boost in energy efficiency. This bill has the potential to create 32,000 jobs and save consumers $1.6 billion!

ISEA will be discussing the Clean Jobs Bill at 
a Chicago screening of Catching the Sun. Join ISEA April 13th from 7-9pm for a documentary that follows the hope and the heartbreak of unemployed American workers seeking jobs in the solar industry.  Mark Ruffalo calls it a “..must-see film. An eye-opening look at workers and entrepreneurs on the forefront of the clean energy movement that will transform, and enliven the way you see the future.” Purchase tickets here.

To learn more about solar in Illinois, you can visit the ISEA website, keep updated with their Policy Blog or follow ISEA on Facebook.

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