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Torresen Marine Solar Project

With Earth Day 2010 fast approaching, Torresen Marine is preparing to launch Michigan’s largest solar power project to date.  Construction of the 150KW solar power array on top of a Torresen Marine storage building was started late last month with ribbon cutting scheduled for April 22.  The new system will help offset a significant portion of Torresen Marine’s power usage and produce energy equivalent to the amount used by 20 homes in the surrounding community.Since its announcement last month, the project has generated a lot of media buzz in local, regional and national publications and broadcast outlets.  In a recent interview Brian Torresen said “Our sailboat customers are very environmentally friendly. Our waterfront location was also a perfect fit for the technology specified for us by Inovateus Solar with the high winds keeping the snow off the panels,” he added.Local officials are also excited about the project.  Mayor of Muskegon, Steve Warmington, said “We’re thrilled that Torresen Marine and Chart House Energy are taking a leadership role in renewable energy in the state of Michigan to produce this solar energy project right here in Muskegon”.Quick Facts about the Torresen Solar Project:

  • Project costs: $740,000
  • Partner organizations: Chart House Energy and Inoveteus Solar
  • Location: Roof top of 28,000 square foot storage building at Torresen Marine, Inc. in Muskegon, Michigan
  • Solor Technology Used: 750 Scheuten Solar USA Panels
  • Watch the construction progress online through our web camera at: www.torresensolar.com
  • Part of multiple environmentally friendly efforts of Torresen Marine, Inc (certified Clean Marina)

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More information (including live data on power generation once the system goes live) available at www.torresensolar.com

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