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Eldean Goes Solar


This spring, Lake Macatawa’s Eldean Shipyard will invest in a 66-kW solar panel grid system mounted to the roof of its boat storage facility, which houses close to 300 boats.

It’s part of Eldean’s energy-saving plan in cooperation with Consumers Energy Experimental Advanced Renewable Program (EARP). Consumers Energy will buy the energy produced and sell it to its customers.

Hoekstra Electric of Hamilton, Michigan, one of Eldean’s boat-slip customers, will install the system beginning in early April. Expectations are for the system to be operational by June 1. 

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