Scott will discuss City programming designed to develop local solar energy resources. Solar Urbana-Champaign is an ongoing program intended to both simplify the process and reduce the costs of purchasing and installing solar photovoltaic systems for homes and businesses. Additionally, the development of a new low-income community solar project will enable income-qualified persons who are unable to place solar panels on their property to purchase electricity through a new 2-megawatt installation which will be placed on Urbana’s closed landfill.

Our Speaker: Scott R. Tess is the Sustainability & Resilience Officer for the City of Urbana, IL. He supervises the commodities recycling and landscape recycling programs and is responsible for working with the Sustainability Advisory Commission to implement the City’s energy, water, and waste priorities. Scott is also responsible for managing and redeveloping the City’s closed landfill as a solar farm. Additionally, he leads the City’s resilience efforts with a focus on continuity of operations. Scott earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and his Masters of Planning from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida.

This event is free and open to the public. If you need reasonable accommodations, please call Randy at 217-333-7672

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6:30 - 8:00 pm
University of Illinois Extension Auditorium, 801 Country Fair Dr. Champaign, Il