When PNC Financial decided to push farther than the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certification for their model net-zero energy branch in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the goal was high: 50 percent energy savings and the same or better comfort for staff and customers as compared to PNC’s 2500-plus branches. A Detroit company’s technology was the key.
The Michigan Public Service Commission last week approved Detroit Edison Company’s request to implement Phase II of its customer-owned SolarCurrents program.
Six contentious ballot proposals are before Michigan voters on Nov. 6, including several well-funded measures backed by special interest groups and five that would require amending the Michigan Constitution.
Detroit Edison Friday issued a Request for Proposals to purchase one or more large solar photovoltaic installation as part of its utility-owned SolarCurrents program.
A proposal to require that Michigan utilities steadily boost their use of renewable energy sources over the next dozen years is stirring a whirlwind of competing claims about costs, jobs and spinoff issues that could leave voters dizzy with confusion.
Dow Corning Corp. said Monday that its encapsulants will be used in a 15-kilowatt pilot project to install rooftop solar photovoltaic panels at Seowon University in Chungju, South Korea. LG Electronics will provide the solar modules.
The city of Saginaw has installed a 20-kilowatt solar array on the roof of its public services building.
Barley, hops and yeast are powered by the sun. Increasingly, so are the breweries that turn those ingredients into beer.
The debate over increasing Michigan’s renewable energy requirements is starting to heat up faster than a solar panel on a cloudless summer day.
A field next to General Motors’ Orion Assembly Plant, home of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano, will soon hold a solar array with enough capacity to annually power 45 homes in Michigan.