With firehouse solar installation, Ypsi continues rise as national solar power leader
Ypsilanti has become a solar leader in the last decade, going from no solar energy production to one megawatt and rising.
The most recent project that put the city over the one-megawatt mark was a 50-kilowatt solar installation on the roof of Ypsi’s fire station, completed in April with a mix of volunteer and professional labor and a combination of city and private funds.
With the new installation, Ypsi now narrowly beats out San Francisco for the 17th highest solar production per capita nationwide, according to statistics compiled by Environment America. Ypsi has the highest solar production per capita in Michigan by far.