CRESIT Energy, a solar and wind company, is hosting a seminar Jan. 7 on ways for people to save money with renewable energy.
CRESIT stands for Commercial
& Residential Energy-Saving Inverter Technology.
Assistant Leah Derby said the
goal is to educate the public about their dependency on the "grid" and provide
them with the tools they need to make the switch.
“Each year, the price of your electrical grid goes up,” Derby said. “With renewable energy, you’re saving a significant amount of money."
Attendees can learn about federal tax credits for sustainable energy projects, increasing costs involved with grid energy, property resale values realized on homes with rooftop solar systems and financing for sustainable energy projects.
Derby said consumers are normally hesitant
about the efficiency of solar panels.
“But what they don’t know is that whether it’s cloudy or raining, the solar panels still work,” she said. “And at night, systems are sold with a backup battery, like a generator, which stops during the day so you have energy to use at night.”
The company installed solar panel systems on several buildings in the Downriver area, including at the White Furniture and Chelsea Menswear buildings in Wyandotte.
"When the sun is shining, you're basically selling energy to the electric companies," Derby said. "And Michigan is a great solar producer."
The seminar will be held at 7 p.m. at 4082 Biddle Ave., on the corner of Central and West Jefferson Avenue. For tickets call 734.283.4595.