Solar Energy Solar Panels Save YWCA $14K By Mary Cullen • Aug 16, 2018 SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN / AP The YWCA McLean County has saved about $14,000 in the 10 months since installing its 123-kilowatt solar panel. Solar Energy 'Group Buy' Program Returns To Bloomington-Normal By Ryan Denham • May 14, 2018 Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP The Ecology Action Center is bringing back a program that will make it easier (and cheaper) to convert your home or business to solar power. County's Zoning Board Endorses Solar Project Plans By Ryan Denham • Feb 8, 2018 Susan Montoya Bryan / AP The Zoning Board of Appeals has unanimously endorsed plans to bring the first three solar projects to McLean County. In Wind Farm Country, New Questions As Solar Companies Move In By Ryan Denham • Feb 6, 2018 Susan Montoya Bryan / AP This week in central Illinois, we’ve seen three straight days of snow, gloomy skies, and temperatures in the single digits. Doesn’t exactly sound like a perfect spot for a bunch of new solar farms, does it?