Naperville’s newest gym allows customers to lower their membership fees as they work out. Because the gym is solar and human powered, whatever energy you generate while in the gym, and thus for the gym, means you save on your membership fees. Continue reading here.
In 2012, Naperville will become home to a first-of-its-kind health club that uses solar and human energy to generate power for the central power grid. Since the club saves money on utilities, they are able to lower monthly membership fees. Continue reading here.
Northern Illinois University Professor Tao Xu has developed a “promising nano science research program in solar energy conversion” and is getting a $400,000 grant from the National Science Foundation over the next five years. The Lisle resident hopes to develop a process for creating cells that are good at trapping light and generating electricity. Continue reading here.
The Frankfort dealership has just opened up an electric car charging station. The solar-powered charging station is free and open to the public and can charge any electric plug-in vehicle. Continue reading here.
The Northwest Indiana City has approved an ordinance on renewable energy concerning wind turbines and solar panels and will have a public hearing on its solar farm proposal on March 1. The city is looking to become one of the most green in Indiana by building a 2,576 solar panel farm on an unused 10 acres near the I-65/I-80 intersection. Northwestern Indiana cities are serious about going green. Continue reading here.