Leelanau Solar - Affordable Solar for Home, Farm and Business


Leelanau Solar has over 60 solar PV installations in the Leelanau / Grand Traverse region

 
 
 
Habitat for Humanity - Traverse City Depot Project
 
Leelanau Solar recently completed installation of the first three rooftops of Habitat's "net-zero" homes at the Traverse City Depot. The all-electric homes will be powered by 7.5 kW, 27-panel rooftop arrays.
 
 
 
Northport Creek Golf Course
 
49 kW Adjustable Tilt Solar Farm
Sixteen 12-Panel Modules, 192 255 watt panels total
This is the first solar powered golf course in Michigan. The adjustable tilt system powers the two 30 hp three-phase irrigation pumps and the three single- and three-phase well pumps.
Production: 64,000 kW-hours/year 
Payback: 8-9 years with ITC and depreciation
In spring 2014, two dual axis tracking arrays will be added to power the clubhouse and electric cart charging.
 
Crain Hill Vineyards, Brengman Brothers - Elmwood Township
 
18.75 kW Two-Axis Tracking System
Three 6.25 kW Arrays
This is the largest two-axis tracking array in Michigan. The system is designed to provide all the electrical needs of the main facility including the geothermal heating and air conditioning. This is the first "net-zero" winery in Michigan. Ed and Robert Brengman are committed to sustainable farming as a model for agricultural producers. 
Production: 29,500 kw-hours per year
Payback: 7 years with REAP grant, ITC and depreciation. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Trillium Hill Farm, LLC - Leelanau Township 
 
6.0 kw Ground Array
24 – 250 watt panels
This was a cooperative installation with the owner. 
Owner purchased all major components (panels, inverter, racking) and helped with augering post holes, concrete pour, and panel installation. Leelanau Solar did the design, array fixturing & electrical work. Netmetering and interconnection were already in place for the existing 2.4 kw Skystream wind turbine. 
The wind and solar systems are providing all the energy for the home. 
  
Light of Day Organics, LLC - Solon Township
 
8.8 kW Roof Array
36 – 245 Watt Panels
Turnkey agricultural installation with remote wireless monitoring system.
Permits required for electrical, interconnection and netmetering with Cherryland.
System will provide 90-95% of the energy for the farm (irrigation and processing operations)
Production: 10,000+ kwh / year
 


6.3 kW Dual Axis Tracking Array - Light of Day Organics
 
6.3 kW system with all-black panels. This supplements the 8.8 kW system on the barn roof and brings the facility to net-zero for energy use.
 
 
 
 

 











 
 

Northport
3.9 kW Array on Garage for Electric Car Charging
 
15 - 260 Watt Panels with 
Enphase MicroInverters
Homeowner partnership.The system is under netmetering with Consumers Energy.
The owners have purchased a Ford C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid vehicle. The solar panel circuit feeds the car charger to charge the vehicle battery. The solar array will provide energy for about 12,000 miles of all-electric driving per year.
 
 
Leelanau Lavender Breezes, LLC - Cedar
 
5.9 kW Roof Array
24 – 245 Watt Panels on the Barn
Turnkey agricultural installation. System was designed for expansion to 9.0 kw. The solar array supplements the production from the existing 10 kw XZeres windmill.
Solar array provides peak production in summer to avoid the Consumers Energy surcharges (+5 cents per kwh over 600 kwh/month).
The two systems provide all the electricity for the home and farm.
 
 

 

 
 
10.1 kW Adjustable Tilt Ground Array - Bear Lake  MI
 
 
36 - 280 watt panels on adjustable tilt system. Includes two 1500 watt daytime backup circuits that will power appliances in case of power outage. System is shown in the summer tilt position.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10.4 kW Rooftop Array with Micro Inverters
 
This home has southwest and southeast facing roofs and occasional local shading. Enphase microinverters maximize production from each solar module and simplify installation.
 
7.2 kW Dual Axis Tracking Array
8.1 kW Array on Metal Roof
 
24 - 300 watt LG modules will produce about 12,000 kW-hrs per year. The garage carries an 8.1 kW array on a metal roof. The two systems will provide about 20,000 kW-hrs per year and fully power this high efficiency, all-electric residence.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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