Michigan School To Get Renewable Energy System

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- An Ann Arbor-based nonprofit technical resource center says it's expanding the energy efficiency of Michigan schools by installing solar and wind power generation systems at 90 institutions during the next three years.
Energy Works Michigan said Thursday that the expansion of its Michigan Renewable Schools Program is made possible by a $4.4 million contract with the Michigan Public Service Commission.
The program already has helped install 30 renewable energy systems in 24 school districts in 2009 and 2010. Forty more districts received energy audits and technical assistance in taking actions to cut costs and increase energy efficiency.
The program is open to all public and private schools, including colleges.
Energy Works was launched in 2009 by nonprofits Recycle Ann Arbor, The Ecology Center, and Clean Energy Associates.


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  • by Jason Location: Jackson on Jan 22, 2011 at 07:25 PM
    They just want the "wow factor" of having an actual wind mill standing high above the ground to convince all the hippies we are going green. They will never know otherwise.
  • by Anonymous on Jan 21, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    State of Michigan installed $500,000.00 in solar panels at the Secondary Complex. Two years later, not one volt of electricity.
  • by Jake Location: Jackson on Jan 21, 2011 at 06:08 AM
    I wonder if its going to be like the one they put up at Jackson Community College. They erected the windmill, but will not be hooking it up because it will cost more to run the wires and hook them up then the windmill can produce in next 10 years. Waste of money, but hey, JCC has a windmill and is "green".
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