This past spring, 12 solar panels installed last year atop the Ypsilanti, Michigan, City Hall were wired to the building and began generating electricity. A group of volunteers from the Ypsilanti Food Co-operative and SolarYpsi installed the panels. They had won state grants to put solar panel on the Food Co-op, City Hall and the Co-op’s River Street Bakery.
According to AnnArbor.com, the solar panels on City Hall generate about 9.8 kilowatt hours of electricity per day—a fraction of City Hall’s weekday use, but almost half of its weekend use.
Solar power is catching on in Michigan and across the country. If you’re curious about whether a Michigan solar panel installation is right for your home or business, contact us by filling out the online form. One of our local, certified solar panel installers will contact you to set up a free solar estimate for your site.
Substantial financial incentives exist for solar power. The Michigan energy tax credit, plus federal solar tax credits, can cut the price of solar panel installation by about 50 percent. So if your site is right for solar, now might be the time to consider it.
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