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.
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.
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.
Come join us at the ribbon cutting for the third solar installation at the Ypsilanti Food Cooperative. You can view the FaceBook invitation here.
The system is using Evergreen panels and Enphase micro inverters. We were able to get the installation cost under $3/watt. Here is a break down of the costs.
solar panels - $0.90/watt (includes shipping and tax) inverters - $0.98/watt racking - $0.48/watt wire/hardware - $0.41/watt permits - $0.07/watt electrician - $0.15/watt
Many thanks to Chuck Hookham who reviewed the structural design of the rack for the solar panels and the many volunteers that helped haul, lift, rack, wire, and supported this project.
Here is a video of Josie explaining how the new solar installation.
Hope to see you at the ribbon cutting.