Meridian Township has a goal of obtaining 25% of our electricity from renewable energy by 2025. To make it easier to install a PV system (A photovoltaic system, also PV system or solar power system, is a power system designed to supply usable solar power by means of photovoltaics system), the Meridian Energy Team has identified twelve installers offering to provide a rooftop solar electric system for $3/watt or less. A 4000 watt system would cost $12,000 before credits.
Contact the Energy Team at 517.853.4466 for more information or to schedule a presentation for your group. In the Spring, we plan on landscaping around the area with a rain garden and plantings.
Where can I find additional information about solar energy?
American Solar Energy Society has a resource library on technology, community, policy, etc.
If you don’t have a good site, you could consider investing in a community solar project. Lansing Board of Water & Light (micommunitysolar.org) and Consumers Energy have community solar programs. These programs let you lease a solar panel for 25 years and you get bill credits based on the electric production of your panel.