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Webinar to feature case study on successful community solar and weatherization pilot programs in Michigan

Starting in 2017, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) worked with local community action agencies and utilities to develop three separate community solar pilot programs in Grand Traverse County, L’Anse and Lansing Residents who participated in the pilots enrolled in community solar programs and received free weatherization services.

Cover of community solar and weatherization pilot report.

At the conclusion of the pilot programs, a case study by the Clean Energy State Alliance shows a large impact on both bills and usage. By pairing community solar with weatherization, participants in this pilot experienced 70 percent total savings.

Results of the case study will be highlighted in a webinar from noon to 1 p.m. on July 12, with panelists from EGLE, Cherryland Electric Cooperative, and Capital Area Community Services.

Registration for the Partnering to Reduce Energy Burden: A Michigan Community Solar and Weatherization Pilot webinar is now open.

This case study was developed as part of the Clean Energy States Alliance’s (CESA) Solar with Justice: Connecting States and Communities project. The Solar with Justice project aims to bring together state energy agencies (SEAs) and community-based organizations (CBOs) developing solar for environmental justice communities to create opportunities for dialogue and collaboration.