Community Solar has come to Michigan. Cherryland Electric Cooperative, up near Traverse City, announced the Solar Up North (SUN) Community Solar project on April 15th.
Initial plans were for Cherryland to install up to 42 solar collectors at their headquarters and then lease them for 25 years for $395 each to Cooperative members who then would get credited for the energy produced by their solar collectors on their monthly electric bills. The ribbon cutting on the expanded 80 panel system was Friday, June 8th and Cherryland has another 144 collector system currently under construction.
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