Ground has been broken on the new rebuild of Grand Rapid’s Fulton Street Farmers Market. FSFM has been a staple in GR for nearly 90 years. Over the decades the market has gotten busier, with over 8,000 people visiting per week and bringing in close to $100,000 in area revenues (Mlive). The new $2,000,000 project…
As part of Grand Rapids commitment to being a more sustainable community, 23,043 pounds of trash were removed from the riverbanks by volunteers during the eighth annual Grand River Clean Up. See Story Here This also is a great resource for Sustainability news in Grand Rapids.
Vestas received an order for 56 turbines that will power Consumers Energy’s Lake Winds Energy Park in Mason County, Mich. The turbines, Vestas model V100-1.8 MW are scheduled for delivery in the first half of 2012 and they should be turning by the end of the year.
MIDLAND — A rare look inside Dow Chemical’s pilot Powerhouse Solar Shingle plant gave a glimpse of the solar industry’s future. On Monday, local media was invited to tour the Midland plant and watch the new solar shingles come off the line (see a full gallery of photos). We saw massive machines mold the power-generating…
Starting this month, Consumers Energy is lowering its $2.50 monthly renewable energy surcharge to 65 cents, the Jackson-based utility planned to announce this morning. The change will save the average residential customer more than $22 a year.
Ford Motor Co. engineers researched several locations for the Dearborn automaker’s electric vehicle charge ports “to ensure the port was in the best possible place for customer use.” And while that may be true, the charge port appears to be in the exact location of the Chevrolet Volt, General Motors Co.’s electric extended-range vehicle.
Consumers Energy would like to decrease customer bills by $1.80 per month — while eliminating an expensive solar power subsidy — if state regulators approve the utility’s request Tuesday morning.
State and Great Lakes Bay Region economic development officials are hoping they can outshine the competition in bringing what’s expected to be the country’s largest solar panel factory to Michigan. General Electric Co. last week announced plans to make its new, thin solar panels at a new U.S. factory that will be larger than any…
Renewable energy companies in Michigan now employ more than 10,000 people, with a majority of the jobs created within in the last five years, according to a new analysis.
GRAND RAPIDS — The electrician from Bazen Electric and the executive manager at Kool Chevrolet both thumbed through the user’s manual of the dealer’s first electric vehicle charging station Monday.