CHICAGO – October 10, 2010. Governor Quinn today announced plans to
install solar panels at the executive mansion in Springfield as part of
the 10/10/10 Global Work Party. The Global Work Party, which takes place
on Oct. 10, is a day of action to fight climate change. Established by
350.org, the celebration unites more than 7,000 events in 183 different
countries to help find solutions to climate change.
“I am pleased to announce plans to bring the Illinois Governor’s
Mansion into the 21st century with a new set of solar panels”, said
Governor Quinn. “We must do everything we can to increase our use of
solar energy, which will help us protect natural resources and reduce
our reliance on traditional energy sources.”
The solar panels to be installed were donated by WindFree Energy
Company in Chicago and BYD America in Arlington Heights. The racking and
bracketing was provided by B. Weinstein Engineering in Highland Park.
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 193 is
donating the labor to install this project. (more)