More than 97% of Ann Arbor’s energy comes from non-renewable sources. XSeed Energy is dedicated to changing this by taking responsibility for the city’s energy future and working to create local renewable sources of energy. Using funds from community donations and grants, XSeed Energy is a grassroots initiative in which residents, businesses, and others work together to develop highly visible renewable energy projects. Proceeds from financial incentives and donations are recycled back into an “energy bank” to fund ongoing renewable energy installations throughout Ann Arbor. The project’s goal is to seed community power projects. On a broader scale, XSeed Energy is leveraging Ann Arbor’s national prominence to showcase how a city can, and should, replace fossil fuel use with locally generated sustainable energy sources.