2012 National Solar Tour

Join the Nation Solar Tour by visiting the solar locations in and around Ypsilanti Michigan. SolarYpsi.org is organizing this year’s tour with eight solar installation within walking distance of each other in the City of Ypsilanti, and several more a short ride away. All sites are listed on the SolarYpsi.org website with details about each installation. We suggest visitors start their tour at 403 South Huron as they enter Ypsilanti from I94 (exit 183). Then stop at City Hall, 1 South Huron, where Dave Strenski will be giving continuous solar talks and answering questions about solar power. From there head over to 312 North River where you will learn about three installations on their roof: Ypsilanti Food Cooperative 2.3KW system, the River Street Bakery , and the Ypsilanti Food Cooperative 4.0KW system. Then visit Adams School at 503 East Oak Street to see a solar awning installation on the side of the school. If you need a WiFi connection during the tour, stop by Frog Island Park , at 600 Market Place where there is a solar power WirelessYpsi free WiFi hot spot. Then end your tour at the Corner Brewery where they have a very large installation of Detroit made PowerPanels . They will have a special solar beer on tap, Green Giant Organic Imperial Pilsner, and presentations from PowerPanel at 12:00 and 2:00 and local solar installer John Wakeman talking about the 25 by 25 legislation at 1:00. Don’t forget to also visit the other solar installations at 6232 Munger Road and 2114 Windmill Way either before or after you visit the City of Ypsilanti, a “Solar Destination”.