Chart House Energy has completed Phase II of our solar installation for the City of Norton Shores. Phase I was in 2016 at one of their other fire barns.

Business News, Community News |Jan 14, 2021|2 min read

Chart House Energy, along with their equity investment partners, have completed a 326 kW-DC solar development project consisting of three separate municipal buildings in Norton Shores, MI. The three rooftops, totaling about 21,000 square feet, include the City of Norton Shores Fire Station, Public Works building, and City Hall. Working with the City of Norton Shores and Chart House Energy’s investment group, this will continue to add to the local economy with both jobs and clean, renewable energy. Chart House Energy is continuing this type of solar expansion and development throughout all of Michigan and beyond.

Chart House Energy arranged all of the upfront development financing as well as engineering and design support throughout the entirety of the project. The financing provided allows the City to save money on their annual electricity bills with no upfront costs. Chart House Energy will continue to work with the City of Norton Shores and several other municipalities and corporations across the state to promote the use of clean renewable energy.

“This project is expected to offset around 420MWh per year, roughly the equivalent to the annual energy usage of about 50 households. We are thrilled to see our partnership with the City of Norton Shores complete Phase II of their commitment to clean, renewable solar generation, adding to their first solar installation from 2016. Chart House energy remains committed to saving our neighboring communities money and adding local jobs with zero upfront cost solar installations,” says Jon Ledsworth, Community Development Director for Chart House Energy. “When cities like Norton Shores prioritize access to clean energy for their community members, they not only save money on their electricity costs, but they also reduce their carbon footprint and potentially add local jobs. Chart House Energy is excited about future projects with the Cities of Muskegon, Roosevelt Park, Whitehall, Montague, Spring Lake, Rockford and Munising, just to name a few.”
Chart House Energy recently completed a series of projects in the area totaling 647 kW-DC and has a local development pipeline exceeding 5 MW for 2021 in the state of Michigan.