TILTON -- The sun isn't just melting the ice off cars in Vermilion County.
It's helping clean them. Three car washes will be fitted with solar panels like the ones you see here.
There's one in Catlin, Georgetown and Tilton.
The panels keep the hoses from freezing and heat the water. More solar equipment will be added to cut down on the power bill.
The projects cost about to $200,000. Workers say grants and tax credits will pay for nearly 75% percent of it.