For Michigan Residents and Small Businesses
Whether motivated to reduce utility expenses, protect the environment, or localize energy sources and jobs, an increasing number of people across the country are investing in their own renewable energy systems. The application of solar alone, for example, rose 80% in the nation from 2011 to 2012 .
This guide is divided into three sections. Parts 1 and 2 are designed to establish a basic understanding of electricity generation and renewable energy sources, with a focus on solar, wind, and bioenergy. Part 3 is the renewable energy installation guide, which will take you through some easy-to-follow steps designed to take you all the way from goal definition to system installation.
Innovation is central to Michigan’s character and with our state being home to several key businesses in the renewable energy field, we have the potential to become leaders in this industry. Michigan is already home to over 200 companies in the solar and wind energy supply chains and this number has the chance to grow. Michigan has high-tech manufacturing and robotic science expertise from our extensive automotive experience, which is proving a good match for companies and entrepreneurs entering the renewable energy market.