Solar Advocates Look To Increase Alternative Power Production by WDCB 90.9 FM published on 2014/04/09 17:43:01 +0000 Solar power advocates gathered in Palatine this week to plan for the growth of the state’s solar market. Currently the nation’s leading solar power producing states are on the east and west coasts. The Midwest Renewable Energy Association thinks that could change. I spoke with the group’s Doug Stingle. He says solar technology is more affordable and close to being a mainstream power source.