Solar developer New Energy Equity (NEE) collaborated with Chart House Energy (CHE) to complete the first phase of a 645-kW municipal solar system in Muskegon Heights, Michigan. NEE provided upfront financing and is overseeing the installation of the solar array, allowing the city to pay no upfront costs on the project. NEE will continue to work with CHE and Muskegon Heights to develop at least five solar projects totaling 645 kW. In addition to the new jobs and clean energy this system will provide, the city anticipates an offset of nearly 50% of their current electric consumption.
“New Energy Equity is excited to expand our footprint to the state of Michigan,” said Matt Hankey, CEO and president of NEE. “We are thrilled to partner with the City of Muskegon Heights to provide a solar project at no upfront cost, allowing the city to allocate funds to other initiatives while also investing in a cleaner future for their community.”
This project will expand to include the roofs of a filtration plant, city hall, and other municipal buildings throughout the city.
“New Energy Equity’s involvement in this project has led to a prosperous partnership between our organizations, and has led to many opportunities within the municipalities that surround Muskegon Heights,” says CHE Community Development Director, Jon Ledsworth, “We look forward to working together with NEE to make our state’s municipalities’ renewable energy desires and initiatives a reality.”
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