Solar Service Helps Illinois Generate Green Electricity




Solar Service Inc. recently completed the largest privately owned commercial photovoltaic solar panel installation in the state of Illinois at United Displaycraft headquarters in Des Plaines. The system is anticipated to generate 170,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

“United Displaycraft has turned to the sun to generate green electricity and take advantage of government incentives that make great economic sense,” says Solar Service President and founder Brandon Leavitt. Leavitt added that United Displaycraft expects the solar system to pay for itself in four to five years.

“Environmentally, the system will provide annual carbon dioxide reduction of 122 tons, the equivalent of planting more than 61 acres of trees each year, and will also displace approximately 700 tons of nitric oxide and 1,800 tons of acid rain annually,” says Leavitt. “Economically, with state, federal and other available incentives, their investment is a smart business decision that allows them to invest in a needed commodity—electricity—at a fixed price below today’s cost, for decades to come.”

Since 1977, Solar Service has designed and installed thousands of solar heat, hot water and electric systems for homes, businesses, housing developments, municipalities and educational facilities across the nation.


For additional information, call 847-677-0950 or visit SolarServiceInc.com.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

Green Surfing

Ecosia, a German Internet search engine, has planted more than 52 million trees in the last 10 years by diverting its advertising revenue to funding new trees worldwide.

Aqua Breakthrough

Chinese scientists have used ultraviolet light and graphitic carbon nitride to purify two and a half gallons of water in one hour.

Far Out

The outermost region of the Earth’s atmosphere has been newly determined to reach out much farther than the moon.

Baby Balking

The U.S. birthrate has been falling steadily, partly because prospective parents are worried about the increased frequency and intensity of storm, drought and wildfires, as well as about growing geopolitical unrest and resource scarcity.

Revamping Recycling

China, a major importer of recycled waste, is rejecting shipments contaminated by greasy pizza boxes, polyethylene-lined disposable coffee cups, and plastics like yogurt cups and butter tubs.

Add your comment:
Edit ModuleShow Tags

See More »This Month

Ancient Grains Offer Health and Flavor

These days, when you’re in the grocer’s baking aisle you may find yourself looking at new and unfamiliar flours and wondering how to use them. Often called “ancient grains,” these “new” flours offer more nutrition than all-purpose flours.

Light Up Your Holidays with Eco-Friendly LEDs

Strings of holiday lights add a festive twinkle to the holidays, but traditional incandescent bulbs often burn out quickly and require a lot of energy. LED holiday lights, however, stay cooler, use less energy and last longer.

Healing Arts Offers Community Acupuncture

Individuals interested in experiencing acupuncture can enjoy it in a cost-saving, community format at Healing Arts of Oriental Medicine, in Deerfield.

Awakening Your Spirit Outdoors

Time spent outside can refresh and energize both mind and body, and feeling attuned to nature can be a spiritual experience. Two local organizations offer a variety of organized nature trips designed to revitalize your connection with the outdoors and awaken your spirit.

December Back Cover Artist

A visionary painter from Berlin, Germany, Bettina Madini has been living in the U.S. since 2003, when she left a corporate career to change her life and realize a dream of being an artist.

Healthy Holiday Homes

While the holiday season is a time for fun and cheer, it can wreak havoc on your housekeeping. Traditional cleaning products can harm the environment, people and pets, so try these tips from two local, eco-friendly cleaning services.