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CRESIT Energy Hosting Sustainable Energy Seminar in Wyandotte

Attendees can learn about federal tax credits for sustainable energy projects, increasing costs involved with grid energy, and more Jan. 7 at 4082 Biddle Ave., on the corner of Central and West Jefferson Avenue.

4.4 kW system installed on a home in Wyandotte. Photo: CRESIT
4.4 kW system installed on a home in Wyandotte. Photo: CRESIT

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.

Administrator 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.”

CRESIT offers residential battery systems and small PV installations.

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.

andrew.thurlow@patch.com

Andrea Sheldrake January 03, 2014 at 12:33 PM
Our schools need solar panels, so they have a decrease in maintenance costs and more funds for teachers and supplies. Just a thought!

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