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A Model for Nebraska? Group solar purchases helping Midwest cities cut carbon emissions

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

Photo: U.S. Department of Energy

By Dan Rafter, Midwest Energy News

An Illinois city is hoping that by making solar more affordable for its residents it can help meet its own goals of reducing greenhouse gases.

The key? A solar group-purchase program that officially kicked off this December.

The Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) has already run a successful solar group buy throughout Milwaukee, one that encouraged 98 homeowners and business owners to install solar panels largely through the enticement of lower prices that come with volume buying.

Read more here.