Nonprofit hosts community forum promoting solar energy goal for Ypsilanti
A nonprofit environmental advocacy organization will host a community forum Tuesday night in Ypsilanti to promote solar power.
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“We’re having this meeting to show support for the strong goal,” she said.
Ypsilanti Mayor Paul Schreiber said he wants to gauge support for such a goal at the forum Tuesday night .
“It’s pretty clear that Ypsilanti is definitely interested in solar,” he said, citing the fact there are solar panels on city hall and noting that a recent study showed Ypsilanti had more solar energy being created per capita than Ann Arbor. “I would like to move in that direction. I just don’t know how quickly we can.”
Participants at the event will include Baxter and the mayor as well as:
- Dave Strenski, founder of SolarYpsi
- Shane LaHousse, vice president of operations for Renovo Solar
- Gary Turner, owner of GaryBuilds
- Prasad Gullapalli, president of SRIEnergy