Summer of 2016, WDBX-FM worked with local solar energy installer Advanced Energy Solutions (AES Solar) to make WDBX the first solar-powered non-profit in Southern Illinois and POWER THE TOWER!
Installed as part of a hands on class through John A Logan Community College Continuing Ed
Donations from listeners, as well as matching funds from Wisconsin-based electric distributor Werner Electric Supply raised $16,500. Additional donations of parts and labor from AES Solar (Illinois); IronRidge Inc., (California); Quick Mount PV (California); and Dan Anderson Electric (Illinois) contributed to the success of the project. Students from John A. Logan Community College assisted with the install process as part of a multi-day class.
Phase one was a huge success and we have fully funded and installed 22 solar panels on the roof of WDBX
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