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Cook County prepares for public solar energy projects in the Southland

Cook County is a leading an effort for several significant solar-energy projects, including some that could potentially be installed on public buildings and land in the Southland by 2019.

What’s more, south suburban residents and business owners have the opportunity to “sponsor” communal solar panels and realize potential savings on their utility bills.

“A lot of people are interested, but not everybody can put solar panels on their rooftops,” said Deborah Stone, Cook County’s chief sustainability officer. “A lot of people don’t have the upfront capital to invest in solar panels.” Please click here to read Ted Slowik’s column in the Tribune/Daily Southtown.

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