|Credit Ecology Center|
The center's Creative Director Monica Patel says the price of solar panels continues to decrease. Patel says solar is a viable source of energy, despite southeast Michigan's erratic weather, "Enough to offset a good portion of our day to day household and commercial electricity needs. There are grey days, but there also are a lot of sunny days. More than say Portland, Oregon, or even parts of Germany where they have quite a lot of solar installations."
Patel says this installation is the first step in a larger plan to eventually install five-thousand solar roofs across Ann Arbor.
The center is also working on a community solar installation as part of its green affordable housing efforts.