Tour gives look at how solar energy is used by Naperville homes, church and college

With all the state and federal incentives available, the time is right for homeowners to consider solar energy for their homes, Dan Knotter says.

The Naperville man is opening his home Saturday to show people how solar power works for him.

Knotter’s house is one of two homes, a church and a college in Naperville that will be spotlighted Saturday as part of the Illinois Solar Tour.

The free, self-guided tour hosted by Illinois Solar Energy Association gives the public an up-close look at the world’s fastest-growing source of energy and provides real-life examples of residents and business owners who decided to cut their utility bills by going solar.