Hands-on Photovoltaic (solar electricity) Class

Offered at 1230 E. Honey Creek Rd., Oregon, from 10 A.M. – 3 P.M.on Saturday, May 9. The instructor is an experienced designer and installer of solar electric systems. Both advanced and beginners are welcome.

The class will include an introduction to a typical roof mounted PV system, grid tied and battery based systems, designing a code compliant solar system, and subsidies.

The hands-on section will allow class members to assemble a real one kilowatt grid tied PV system on site. This will include laying out the solar panels, making the wiring connections between them and wiring the inverter, charge controller and breaker switches. After connecting each portion of the solar assembly, the unit will be voltage tested and wired so it will be ready to connect to the house breaker box.

The system will then be disassembled.

The cost for the workshop is $20 for Illinois Renewable Energy Association members and $40.00 for non-members, which will include membership. For those who want lunch, there will be an additional $5/person charge.

The maximum enrollment for this class is 16. Advanced registration and payment are essential. The deadline is May 6. Cancellations will be reimbursed minus a $5 fee for processing.

To enroll send name, email, telephone no., address and check to:

Illinois Renewable Energy Association

1230 E. Honey Creek Road

Oregon, Illinois 61061


spring into summer with an educational open house
experience at byron generating station

BYRON, Ill. (April 16, 2015) – Summer’s hot and sticky days are right around the corner – so it’s a perfect time to see how a nuclear plant makes carbon free energy to help run air conditioners in more than 2 million homes.

Byron Generating Station hosts its annual community open house on Sunday, May 3 from 1 to 3:30 p.m. in the facility’s training building located at 4450 N. German Church Road in Byron. The open house features informational booths, interactive demonstrations, colorful educational displays, a look inside the control simulator, and much more. Guests can learn about the benefits of nuclear power, which provides 90% of the state’s carbon free electricity and nearly half of its overall power supply.

“We pride ourselves on providing power 24/7 during the harshest weather, which includes very hot and sticky summer days,” said Byron Station Site Vice President Russ Kearney. “This educational experience is perfect for families to see how we make that power and how we ensure the lights stay on during Mother Nature’s most challenging weather.”

Guests can tour the control room simulator, take a guided bus tour around the perimeter of the facility, and even participate in a trivia challenge. And to help amateur duffers get ready for the golf season, there is a “Beat the Pro” chipping contest with prizes for all participants. Traditional summer picnic food will be served. Those who have questions about the event or general questions about Byron Generating Station and its outreach program can call (815) 406-3554.

Due to security restrictions, the open house is limited to the plant’s training center and exterior roads. It will not include a tour inside the plant. 

 

To learn more about the vital role nuclear plays in supplying electricity to Illinois and the tremendous benefits it provides to families and communities, visit www.nuclearpowersillinois.com.


Local Relief Effort for Tornado Aftermath

The Oregon Illinois Chamber of Commerce is overwhelmed with inquiries and is so pleased and grateful for the support that this great community is showing in the aftermath of mother nature.
There has been a huge outpouring of goods. In addition to Harris Silver & Sons drop site (located at 1192 HWY E 64), please see the links below for additional ways to contribute. Cash and gift cards for meals are now being asked for. 

Rochelle Foundation, http://rochellefoundation.org
American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/donate
Salvation Army: http://www.salvationarmy.org

Edward Jones Ranks Highest in Investor Satisfaction in a Tie,
According to J.D. Power 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study


Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranks highest in a tie in investor satisfaction with full-service brokerage firms, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study, the firm announced today.

The study measures overall investor satisfaction with full-service investment firms based on seven factors: investment advisor, investment performance, account information, account offerings, commissions and fees, website and problem resolution. 

"We believe that our strong performance is driven primarily by the relationship our financial advisors have established with clients," Edward Jones Managing Partner Jim Weddle said. "Our financial advisors strive to understand investors' needs and goals, focus on the long-term relationships, and create a partnership."

Edward Jones ranked highest in investor satisfaction by J.D. Power in 2012, 2010 and 2009, from 2005 through 2007, and in a tie in 2002, when the study began. 

"Across our firm, everything we do is focused on serving our clients," Weddle said. "Our success is built upon trusted relationships with clients that are the basis for offering them tailored guidance to help reach their long-term financial goals. We strive to deliver it all with exceptional service."

The 2015 Full Service Investor Satisfaction Study is based on responses from more than 5,300 investors who primarily invest with one of the 18 firms included in the study. The study was fielded from Jan. 5 through Feb. 3, 2015. For more information, visit jdpower.com.

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