Solar Power http://wemu.org en Clean Energy Coalition Sets Renewable Energy Goal http://wemu.org/post/clean-energy-coalition-sets-renewable-energy-goal <p>The Executive Director of Ann Arbor's Clean Energy Coalition thinks generating 100 kilowatts of renewable energy in town in the next year is highly achievable.</p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:16:50 +0000 Bob Eccles 45082 at http://wemu.org Clean Energy Coalition Sets Renewable Energy Goal National Solar Tour comes to Ypsi This Weekend http://wemu.org/post/national-solar-tour-comes-ypsi-weekend <p>The National Solar Tour is coming to Ypsilanti this weekend.</p><p>You&#39;ll be able to visit nearly a dozen buildings - including a few homes - that have solar panels, and learn about solar energy at each site.</p><p>The event is organized by SolarYpsi. Founder Dave Strenski says says the sites on the tour will include the Corner Brewery, the Ypsilanti Food Co-op, Adams STEM Academy, and City Hall.</p><p>The tour runs from 10am to 4pm Saturday.&nbsp; For a complete list of tour sites or more information visit SolarYpsi.org.</p><p><a href="http://solarypsi.org">http://solarypsi.org</a></p> Sat, 05 Oct 2013 00:28:23 +0000 Bob Eccles 35918 at http://wemu.org No Action Taken On Environment Michigan Solar Proposal http://wemu.org/post/no-action-taken-environment-michigan-solar-proposal <p>Environment Michigan Tuesday night made a presentation to Ypsilanti City Council on how the city could become a solar energy leader in Michigan, but its recommendation that the city set a goal of having solar panels on 1,000 roofs by the year 2020 was not immediately acted upon.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:06:01 +0000 Bob Eccles 27879 at http://wemu.org No Action Taken On Environment Michigan Solar Proposal Group Suggests 1,000 Solar Roofs In Ypsilanti By 2020 http://wemu.org/post/group-suggests-1000-solar-roofs-ypsilanti-2020 <p>A new report says Ypsilanti could benefit both environmentally and financially from becoming a “solar destination”, and recommends the city set the goal of having solar panels installed on 1,000 city roofs by the year 2020.&nbsp;</p><p>Environment Michigan says the city would benefit from revenue from permits that would be required to install solar panels.&nbsp;</p><p>The group says a study in California showed solar panels added $20-thousand to the value of a home.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 23:12:03 +0000 Bob Eccles 27842 at http://wemu.org Group Suggests 1,000 Solar Roofs In Ypsilanti By 2020 Ypsilanti Makes First Cut For Solar Array http://wemu.org/post/ypsilanti-makes-first-cut-solar-array <p>The city of Ypsilanti has made the first cut in the effort to be home to a four million dollar DTE Energy solar array.&nbsp;</p><p>City Council on Tuesday is expected to approve a lease and easement for the project, part of the next phase in the selection process.&nbsp;</p><p>DTE Energy is looking for a place to install a one-point-three megawatt solar array, and the city has proposed locating the array on four-and-a-half acres of land that once served as a landfill, north of I-94 and east of Huron Street.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:42:29 +0000 Bob Eccles 27697 at http://wemu.org Ypsilanti Makes First Cut For Solar Array