Ypsilanti Featured in Michigan Clean Energy Report


Michigan Saves has just published two new reports, one profiling the clean energy efforts in seven Michigan communities, which features Ypsilanti as one of those communities. The other is a statewide profile of energy use and deployment of four clean energy technologies.

Page 9 shows a graph where Ypsilanti is tie with Holland Michigan for the most “Net Metering Capacity” and another graph that shows Ypsilanti with the most “Net Metering Installations”. A summary of Ypsilanti’s efforts starts on page 35 and starts with this paragraph.

“Ypsilanti is a city of almost 20,000 people located in southeast Michigan near Ann Arbor. Ypsilanti has been a leader in deploying clean energy technologies, particularly at the community level. Programs like BetterBuildings for Michigan and SolarYpsi, a grassroots effort of private individuals/solar energy advocates, have been successful in reducing energy and expanding renewable energy use in the community. Residents and businesses are engaged in sustainability issues, and city staff believe that residents and businesses choose to locate there because of the sustainability ethos in the community.”

Let’s install more solar power and become the “Solar Destination” of the Midwest.



Solar Ribbon Cutting at The Senior Center

The fifth of the six solar installations from the anonymous donor is done and we’re having a ribbon cutting. Come join us at the Senior Center at 1015 N. Congress in Ypsilanti on June 25th from 6:00 to 7:00pm. A short solar presentation will follow the ribbon cutting and solar experts will be on hand to answer your questions.


Ribbon Cutting at WiHi School and Ypsilanti Library

Five of the six solar installations from the anonymous donor are done. The final location, the carport at the Ypsilanti Department of Public Service, is just about done and when it’s roofed, the solar contractor will install the solar panels.

We had two more ribbon cuttings in the past couple of weeks, one at the Washtenaw International High School and one at the Michigan Branch of the Ypsilanti District Library. You can find pictures on their SolarYpsi pages, but here are two.

Ribbon Cutting at WiHi School
Ribbon Cutting at WiHi School
Ribbon Cutting at Ypsilanti District Library
Ribbon Cutting at Ypsilanti District Library

If you haven’t seen these installations yet, here are some aerial videos Cameron Getto put together.
Video of WiHi solar installation
Video of Ypsi Library solar installation

We also have live monitoring of the power being generated at these two locations. You can see those number here:
Live power monitoring at WiHi school
Live power monitoring at the Ypsilanti District Library

We’re scheduling the ribbon cutting for the Senior Center. Look for an invitation soon.