An organized effort to incentivize a solar energy buy-in could launch as early as later this month in Door County. The goal is to install solar panels on a significant number of homes and businesses to lower costs and provide more substantial energy savings overall. Shirley Wiese-Young started an initiative to make the Sturgeon Bay downtown a carbon-neutral, fossil-free community last year with her renovation of the old Advocate building into apartments and an art gallery. Jesse Michalski of Eland Electric in Green Bay says the installation of those rooftop solar panels will start when there are more projects in Door County, leading to lower installation costs. He shares the most prominent misconception people have about solar energy in this area.
Michalski is planning to host informational seminars in Door County in the coming months to educate consumers on the process and cost benefits associated with solar panels.