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7:12 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Group Suggests 1,000 Solar Roofs In Ypsilanti By 2020

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. 

Environment Michigan says the city would benefit from revenue from permits that would be required to install solar panels. 

The group says a study in California showed solar panels added $20-thousand to the value of a home. 

Environment Michigan will ask city council to consider signing off on the goal of 1,000 solar roofs by 2020 at Wednesday night’s meeting.

Hear WEMU's Bob Eccles' report here.

Solar panels on the roof of the Ypsi Food Co-Op
Credit Bob Eccles