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ComEd: Residential Electricity rates on rise 
Fox 32 News - May 7, 2014 - Featuring Brandon Leavitt
Solar can help homeowners save against utility rate increases

Solar Hot Water is Where the Money Is 
Greentech Solar - June 19, 2012 - Herman K. Trabish
Solar hot water is underused in the U.S., compared to the rest of the world

Study Finds Solar Panels Increase Home Values
New York Times - April 21, 2011 - Felicity Barringer

Average sales price premiums appear to be comparable to the investment made in solar installation

Solar Panels Add to the Value of Your Home
Solar Town Learning - April , 2011 - Solartown.com
Study found that the solar premium for existing homes was almost twice as much as for new homes

Unitarian Church Elgin
Boca Jump Elgin - April, 2012 - Michael J. Murschel
Elgin church reduces energy costs by 37% with solar panel installation

Even old-line manufacturers are hopping aboard the solar bandwagon
Crain's Chicago Business - March 24, 2012 - H. Lee Murphy
Solar Array provides 20% of manufacturing plant's energy

Oak Park Parking Garage
Oak Leaves - November 8, 2011 - Bill Dwyer

Oak Park to install solar on downtown parking garage as "legacy" investment.

Two New Solar Projects Coming to Oak Park 
Trib Local - November 8, 2011 - Jim Jaworski

Village of Oak Park signs deal with Solar Service for 95 kW, 390-panel photovoltaic system.

Solar Panels to light up HarvesTime
Well Community Web Site, September, 2011 - Kate Silver

Unique awning mounted panels will help with electricty bills for local supermarket

HarvesTime Solar
Center Square Journal, August 23, 2011 - Patty Wetli

22kW photovoltaic system will enhance ongoing 'greening' efforts for neighborhood favorite.

The future is right now
The Winnetka Current -  July 12, 2011 - Laura Michaels

Northfield families goes sustainable route in building new Meadowview home.

One of state's largest solar electrical systems powers Palatine home
Daily Herald - May 27, 2011 - Jean Murphy
Northwest suburban couple install 28 modules with micro-inverters that will provide 6.86 kW of power.

College upping its efforts to go greener
Daily Herald - April 18, 2011 - Bob Susnjara
College of Lake County adds solar panels for hot water to enhance campus green efforts.

New Study says stalled energy projects slows job growth, GDP
Medill Reports - March 10, 2011 - Gillian Holmes
Solar Service founder and president Brandon Leavitt  discusses the numerous bureaucratic hurdles facing the solar industry today.

Solar Power Displays Savings & Sustainability
Buildings & Environments - Spring, 2011 - David Mack
Another Chicagoland area company has taken a solid sustainable step by harnessing the power of the sun to provide electricity for its business.