Now is the Time to Go Solar in Ypsilanti

Solar power continues to grow in the City of Ypsilanti. SolarYpsi just finished the third installation of solar panels on the Ypsilanti Food Coop’s roof, though the electrician has not yet wired it into the building.

We also got permission from the Historic District to put some solar panels on the Freighthouse. You can see pictures of what the installation will look like on pages 9, 10, 11, and 12 in the HDC information packet.

We’re working on getting another solar demonstration at the Ypsilanti Heritage Festival and continue to work on a strategy to get a 1000 solar roofs in Ypsilanti.

One thing member’s of the community can do today, is to call a local solar contractor and just get a quote to see what it would cost to make your house 100% or even 50% solar powered. You can find a solar contractor directory here.

As an example, Srinergy has started a new program where they will finance 100% of a solar installation. You can go solar today for zero money down, and lease to own the system over a 10 year period. Here is their flier. Srinergy_MI_Solar_Works_Flyer

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  1. Srinergy has joined the DOE’s Race to the Rooftops contest. The firm and its partners will compete for part of a $10 million prize. It will be shared among the first three teams that install 6,000 smaller-scale solar systems on homes or businesses while keeping their “soft costs —everything but the panels and other hardware—at or below $1 per watt. Since, according to the DOE, soft costs often account for half the price of small-scale solar installations, cutting them by that much could drop a project’s cost by one-third. That would put a modest home system in the $3 per watt range.

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