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Access MI Solar

We are excited to announce that the Access MI Solar program is now available in both the Petoskey and Traverse City areas! Homeowners and businesses within a
40-mile radius of either city are eligible to participate, meaning a generous swath of northwest Lower Michigan from the Mackinac Bridge to Manistee!

Learn more about the Access MI Solar Program by watching the webinar recording!

Sign up for your FREE BID by midnight, May 31, 2024!

Groundwork is committed to increasing access to affordable solar energy in Northern Michigan. Through our group-buy program, Access MI Solar, we plan to increase local solar capacity, advance clean energy education, and work with community leaders to make this program a pillar of our region.

We remain committed to supporting local solutions to the climate crisis, increasing our region's energy security and resilience, and helping homeowners and small businesses to afford solar panels. Plus, going solar saves many customers significantly on their electric bill over time! Together, we are empowering people to develop local, clean energy, and climate solutions!

The process is simple: CBS Solar, will offer a higher discount as more customers join the group-buy effort. This year's discount is 1% per customer that signs on to the program, up to a maximum discount of 10% total on the hard costs of the solar installation.

So please, sign up for your bid today! As a reminder, signing up in no way obligates you to sign a contract with the installer. That will be your decision to make later when/if you are ready.

Together, individuals, the community, and the planet can all benefit by going solar! With lower costs and better panel efficiency than ever, plus the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022​, federal tax credits for solar were increased to 30% for the next 10 years. In combination with the bulk-buy savings realized through Access MI Solar, this means that local residents save money and do good!



“Thank you so much for helping raise all of the funds for our solar project at Westwoods! Thanks to you, we reached our goal so much more quickly than I'd expected. So now I can move on to other things including other solar projects...”

— Nicola Philpott, President, Parent Teacher Organization, Westwoods Elementary School, Traverse City Area Public Schools


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