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.
General Motors, in partnership with DTE Energy, will break ground on a new 345-kilowatt ground-mounted solar array at the Orion Assembly plant in Lake Orion Monday.
Interest in Consumers Energy’s residential customer solar program remains strong.
Customer-initiated solar projects in Grand Traverse, Jackson, Kent, Ottawa and Saginaw counties have been selected as participants in the next phase of Consumers Energy’s Experimental Advanced Renewable Program.
Mechanical Energy Systems will sponsor its Bi-Annual Open House and bus tour of solar energy installations on Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Guardian Industries announced that the company’s EcoGuard Solar Boost mirrors are being installed at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California’s Mojave Desert.
Citing high debt and legacy costs, Energy Conversion Devices Inc. and its solar panel manufacturing subsidiary United Solar Ovonic LLC filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
PAT Engineering USA this week announced a dealership agreement with Florida-based Solarbeam International for the design and bidding of solar-powered security systems.