Go Solar Michigan
We still get far too much of our energy from dirty, dangerous sources such as coal and oil. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We can put solar on 100,000 roofs by 2020.
Imagine 100,000 solar roofs by 2020
It’s the 21st century. We should be less dependent on dirty energy like coal and oil and rely more on clean, renewable sources like solar power. Going solar is the right way to go for our environment: There’s no pollution, it never runs out, it will create thousands of local jobs, and it only gets cheaper over time. What’s not to like?
In fact, we want to see 100,000 new solar roofs in Michigan by 2020, and 250,000 solar roofs by 2030. To accomplish this, we’re working at the local level to help Michigan cities go solar.
Michigan's solar cities
Action on solar energy is often slow at the state and federal level. But luckily, we can jumpstart the transition to clean, homegrown solar power right here at the local level.
Michigan cities have vast solar potential, and we’re working with cities across the state to set smart, ambitious solar goals and establish programs that will put solar on thousands more homes, businesses and public buildings.
Cities such as Ann Arbor and Grand Rapids are leading the charge for solar power with strong solar goals and innovative programs. With your help, cities all over Michigan can go solar.
The fossil fuel industry stands in the way
Unfortunately, some utilities are dragging their feet and standing in the way of more solar. They’ve built their business around the dirty, dangerous fuels of the past, and they’re reluctant to change. That’s why we need you to take action today.
Together, we will see 100,000 solar roofs
To overcome the influence of these polluting utilities and fossil fuel interests, we need to come together in support of solar and convince our mayors and city councils to embrace solar. If enough of us speak out, Michigan cities can go solar and we can put solar on 100,000 roofs across the state. By taking action online, you can tip the balance in favor of clean, renewable solar energy.
We can reach 100,000 new solar roofs by 2020.
- Michigan has huge solar potential, but we still get nearly 60% of our electricity from coal—all of it imported from out of state.
- Coal and natural gas-fired power plants produce dangerous pollution that creates soot, smog and acid rain. They also spew tons and tons of global warming-causing carbon pollution into our atmosphere.
- Solar power doesn’t pollute, never runs out, and only gets cheaper over time. That’s why we’re working at the local level to reach 100,000 new solar roofs by 2020.
- Michigan cities have huge solar potential, and some are already tapping it: Grand Rapids already gets 24% of its energy from renewable sources. Together, we can help make your city a solar city.