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Using a PPA to finance city solar projects

Power Purchase Agreement Checklist (from NREL)

A solar photovoltaic (PV) power purchase agreement (PPA) is a financing mechanism available to state and local governments looking to use solar PV technology to generate clean, renewable energy. This 12-page fact sheet addresses the financial and legal aspects of setting up a PPA but not the technical details.

Craig Fahle Show features BetterBuildings for Michigan

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Our own Jacob Corvidae checks in with Craig Fahle at the halfway point of BetterBuildings for Michigan, a 3-year, $30 million program that aims to make 4,000 metro Detroit homes more energy efficient. You can listen to a recording of the program here, on WDET’s website.

Roseville, Sterling Heights selected for Energy Efficiency Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2011 With cold weather on the way, many Macomb County residents are anticipating high home heating bills this winter. But some Roseville and Sterling Heights homeowners are getting a little help making their homes more energy efficient, which will lower energy bills and make homes healthier and more comfortable Read more…

Neighborhoods Go Green Beyond Earth Day

For Immediate Release: April 19, 2011 Neighborhoods Go Green Beyond Earth Day: Federal program helps homeowners save energy, money Earth Day reminds us to take small earth-friendly actions, like turning off our lights or bringing reusable bags to the grocery store, but this year some neighborhoods are taking it a step further by working to Read more…

Federal dollars help make Detroit neighborhoods more energy efficient

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011 Detroit, MI, March 19, 2011 – At an event today in Grandmont-Rosedale, The Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office announced $15,000 in grants for two neighborhood organizations participating in the BetterBuildings for Michigan energy efficiency program. $10,000 was awarded to the Grandmont Rosedale Development Corporation and $5,000 to the Read more…