Offered by Michigan Interfaith Power & Light, the Groundwork Center for Resilient Communities, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association, homeowners, business owners, and farm owners throughout the Little Traverse Bay area in Michigan, may participate in this program to pool their buying power and secure significant discounts that make installing solar more affordable for your home or property.
Grow Solar Little Traverse is an Education and Group Purchasing Program for Residential and Other Small-Scale Solar.
How to Participate
We offer free education about solar to help people figure out if solar is right for them. Do you own a property? Is it relatively free from shade? Do you want to lower your electricity bills? Solar might be right for you!
Start by attending a Solar Power Hour. Our free information session teaches you the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Little Traverse program works.
About the Program
Learn about the MREA’s history of facilitating these programs, the success this program has previously experienced, and a biography for this program’s installer on our About page.
Grow Solar Little Traverse Events
Free and open to the public.
10/25/21 Monday 7:00-8:00PM In-Person* Solar Power Hour (click here to register) Venue: First Presbyterian Church – 501 E Mitchell St, Petoskey, MI 49770
11/3/21 Wednesday 4:30-6:00PM In-Person* Solar Open House (click here to register) Venue: 1032 Howard St., Petoskey, MI 49770
*This event is an in-person event. Please follow all State and local health recommendations for Covid-19 to help ensure a safe event for all.
Can’t make it to a Solar Power Hour?
You can still watch a recorded version to learn the basics of solar, its financial implications for your property, and how the Grow Solar Little Traverse program works. Check out our recording of the presentation below, then, get a free, no obligation site assessment from our competitively-selected installer by filling out this short form.
The video is broken up into five sections that you can toggle between by clicking on the circles.
- Section 1 introduces the program and describes what a solar group buy is.
- Section 2 is solar 101, and covers what a solar array looks like, its components, and how solar arrays interact with the larger utility grid.
- Section 3 goes over the options and considerations you should think about when building an array on your property.
- Section 4 explains the costs and incentives associated with putting up an array, as well as taking a look at a few “typical installations”.
- Section 5 wraps it up by talking about how to begin your solar journey.
Want to receive important program updates? Sign up to get updates on Solar Power Hour informational sessions and program news, and to be contacted by our installer for an assessment of the solar potential of your home or business.
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Help spread the word! The only way this program is successful is through community- led outreach. Please considering sharing with your networks because the more people who go solar through the program, the lower the price for all.