Johnson County recently announced a new program called Solarize Johnson County, an opportunity for residents to learn more about solar energy and potentially invest in it.

The program builds on the success of Solarize Cedar Rapids and Linn County, where more than 500 individuals attended free solar education sessions and nearly 100 property owners added solar to their properties in 2017. 

Johnson County, Johnson County Public Health, Johnson County Conservation, and six municipalities, including Iowa City, are teaming up with a Wisconsin-based nonprofit organization to launch a similar program and will host free, educational events called Solar Power Hours. 

“We’re excited to partner with Johnson County and several other municipalities to help bring awareness and information about solar to households in our community,” Iowa City Sustainability Coordinator Brenda Nations said. “These events are free and are a great opportunity to ask questions and become informed.”  

The program kicks off at noon on Thursday, April 26, at the Johnson County Health and Human Services Building, Room 203B-C, located at 855 S. Dubuque St. It will run through August with more than 20 Solar Power Hours. 

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Date of publication

Monday, April 16, 2018