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  • Keep your money, instead of sending it to the Utility Company

  • Save thousands of dollars on solar panel installation and energy costs

  • Rest easy knowing your high-quality solar panels will last for years to come

  • Support local jobs

  • Support the green economy

  • And make the world an easier place to breathe...

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Click to get your free Solar Savings Report, or read below about all the ways New Prairie Solar can help make your home safer, more comfortable, and more efficient.

The City of Urbana has partnered with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and Prairie Rivers Network to coordinate a fourth solar group buy in Champaign County, building on the success of the first three iterations of Solar Urbana-Champaign, which took place in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The advantage of a group buy is the power of volume purchasing, which can significantly reduce the up-front costs of installing solar on your home or business. You do not need to be a City of Urbana resident to participate – the group buy is open to all Champaign County and Piatt County property owners.



Competitive Contractor Selection: Solar Urbana-Champaign’s Advisory Committee is comprised of residents of Piatt County and Champaign County. MREA issued a competitive Request for Proposals and the Advisory Committee selected a single installer to help carry out the program. This way customers get the simplicity of a single installer, plus the confidence that the selection was made from a number of competitive choices.

Community-Led Outreach: Solar Urbana-Champaign would not be possible without the strong support of the City of Urbana and local organizations. Are you part of a neighborhood association, nonprofit organization, school, or workplace that is excited about solar? Help us get the word out by distributing flyers or hosting a Solar Power Hour! Email peterm@midwestrenew.org to get started.

Limited-time Offering: Nothing motivates people like a deadline. The time-sensitive nature of the group buy adds urgency into the mix, and helps bring the price down for everyone. Check out the https://www.growsolar.org/solar-urbana-champaign/solar-urbana-champaign/ for more information on Solar Power Hours!


About Us

New Prairie Solar is a branch of New Prairie Construction Company, which has been serving the Champaign - Urbana area for over 30 years.  Our premium turn-key solar panel installations are just the beginning of what we can offer you! Take advantage of our extensive background in remodeling, home energy performance, and environmentally - friendly techniques and products to make your home greener, safer, and more comfortable. 

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How does Solar Power work?

Solar panels are primarily made of silicon, so there's no danger of leaking toxins or fumes. As sun shines on the solar panels, they convert the light into Direct Current (DC) electricity. The electricity then flows to an inverter, where it's changed to Alternating Current (AC) electricity. This AC power is used by the home’s regular electrical systems. 

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Solar Financing

Need a little extra help? Our partners at Dividend Solar can pre-qualify you for a Solar - specific loan with $0 down. No prepayment penalties, a low fixed rate, and a streamlined process make it easy to go Solar today. 

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“A true conservationist is a man who knows that the world is not given by this fathers, but borrowed from his children.”
-John James Audubon

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New Prairie Solar! 

“I feel more confident than ever that the power to save the planet rests with the individual consumer.”
-Denis Hayes