solar ypsi http://wemu.org en Solar Ypsi Ready To Get Busy Installing Solar Panels http://wemu.org/post/solar-ypsi-ready-get-busy-installing-solar-panels <p>Solar Ypsi is close to kicking off another season of work trying to expand the use of solar power in Ypsilanti.</p><p></p><p></p><p>Solar Ypsi founder Dave Strenski says their first project will be to install solar panels on the roof of the Freighthouse in Depot Town.&nbsp; After that, they'll turn their attention to the building that houses the city's fire department.<br /><br />"They need a new roof," Strenski says, "and so we want to try and figure out if they can integrate solar with that."</p> Sat, 12 Apr 2014 00:20:42 +0000 Bob Eccles 44278 at http://wemu.org Solar Ypsi Ready To Get Busy Installing Solar Panels Issues of the Environment: Solar Energy in Ypsilanti http://wemu.org/post/issues-environment-solar-energy-ypsilanti <p>Ypsilanti continues to push forward with a goal of becoming a solar destination.&nbsp;</p><p>What began as a grassroots effort in 2005, has progressed to the point where the Ypsilanti City Council has passed a resolution establishing a goal of having one-thousand solar roofs in the city by the year 2020.&nbsp;<br />Our guest this week is Dave Strenski.</p><p>He launched <a href="http://solar.ypsi.com/installations">Solar </a><a href="http://solar.ypsi.com/about">Ypsi</a><a href="http://solar.ypsi.com/about"> </a>back in 2005, and you can see the grassroots efforts successes at a variety of locations around the city.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 17:07:40 +0000 David Fair 36985 at http://wemu.org Issues of the Environment: Solar Energy in Ypsilanti 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