There’s reason for optimism on the clean energy front here in northern Michigan -even as global temperatures increase each year; the new president turns a blind eye to climate change, and China takes the lead in developing the clean energy economy of tomorrow.
Benzie County homeowners who are seriously considering adding solar panels to their homes are invited to a League of Women Voters forum highlighting a new, locally based campaign called Groundwork Shines that makes going solar easy and financially attractive.
To most people, “going solar” looks daunting. That’s because, unless you’re an expert, it is. And that’s why today-Earth Day 2016, exactly 21 years after Groundwork was founded as the Michigan Land Use Institute-we are launching Groundwork Shines to help homeowners choose a right-sized, quality solar system for their house; get it expertly installed at a fair price; start protecting the air, water, and climate; and see modest but steady returns from their smart investments.