(30 ILCS 725/1.1) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7302)
    Sec. 1.1. Legislative Findings. The General Assembly finds:
    (a) that the public health, safety, and welfare of the People of the State of Illinois require that an adequate supply of energy be made available to them at all times;
    (b) that at the present time existing energy sources are becoming more limited;
    (c) that it is the responsibility of the State government to encourage the use of alternative renewable energy sources;
    (d) that solar energy systems are an effective and feasible means of reducing the dependence of the State government and the People of the State on non-State energy sources and of conserving valuable fossil fuel and other non-renewable energy sources; and
    (e) that it is in the public interest to define solar energy systems, demonstrate solar energy feasibility, apply incentives for using solar energy, educate the public on solar feasibility, study solar energy application, and coordinate governmental programs affecting solar energy.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)