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.