Representative Charlie Meier and University of Illinois Extension will host a public seminar on the benefits of alternative energy on July 17 at the U of I Extension Office in Breese. The program, which will be from 7 to 9 p.m., is free and open to the public.

The seminar, which will cover solar and wind power generation, along with biomass conversion, will also include information on residential opportunities for solar energy, including photo voltaic and thermal heat. Participants will have plenty of time to ask specific questions.

Jay Solomon will be the featured speaker. Solomon is an expert in engineering aspects of: renewable energy (wind, solar, biomass), composting, livestock systems, energy conservation and indoor air quality (ventilation, mold, radon) for human and livestock housing.  

Solomon’s expertise encompasses residential radon and moisture management, statewide delivery of livestock manure and facility management programs, and management of a smart meter/smart grid grant funded state program. Solomon brings an engineering perspective to help individuals and communities find healthy, economical solutions to challenging issues. 

The Clinton County U of I Extension Office is located at 1163 N. Fourth Street in Breese. Those planning to attend are asked to call Rep. Meier’s office at 618-651-0405 to RSVP.

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