Tiny Illinois town big on alternative power

Murphy, H. Lee
October 2004
Crain's Chicago Business;10/4/2004, Vol. 27 Issue 40, p6
The article reports that as oil prices flirted with $50 a barrel last week, the call went up for new energy conservation measures in Illinois. An unincorporated community of some 45 homes and 125 residents 35 miles southwest of Kankakee, Stelle has been at the forefront of alternative energy for most of the past three decades. At least a dozen houses generate their own solar power, others have wind turbines in the back yards and some have both. Building experimentation continues around town.


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