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Chart House Energy is an independent power producer providing discounted, emission-free electricity to governmental, commercial and private customers, through developing, owning and operating sustainable clean on-site energy generation systems, an alternative to fossil-fuel systems, thus creating value to the consumers and the environment. Distributed sustainable power generation stabilize grid power, reduce peak power demand and reduce line losses of remote generation facilities.


Energy developers unclear of role as Consumers plans major shift toward solar

Questions remain over the role for third-party developers planning billions of dollars in solar investment across the state. As the cost of solar continues to decline, companies see opportunity to develop utility-scale projects in Michigan under the federal Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act of 1978, or PURPA. Under the law, utilities are required to purchase renewable energy from third parties if it can be done at cost or cheaper than what the utility would pay to do it itself, which is known as the avoided cost.

Most PURPA contracts in Michigan are for hydroelectric, landfill gas or biomass projects, but developers see solar as the next frontier in the state. Here and in other states, though, utilities have challenged the cost of those projects in ways that critics say make them uneconomical for developers.

Since Consumers filed its IRP in mid June, developers and their trade groups are uncertain at best on the issue, while others are concerned they will be shut out from utility-scale projects.

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Solar in Your Community Challenge Workshop - Sunday, September 10, 2017 from 9:00-12:00

Chart House Energy invites you to kick off this year’s Solar Power International Conference in Las Vegas with company president, Rob Rafson, who will be speaking at the “Solar in Your Community Challenge Workshop” on Sunday, September 10 at the Mandalay Bay Conference Center. The workshop will be held in Surf Room A from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Read More >

Chart House Energy recently completed the installation of a 520 kW ground mount for Agritek Industries in Holland, Michigan using Stion frameless modules.  Read More >

Chart House Energy built and owns the largest solar PV project in Michigan.  The 150 kW system was officially open Earth Day April 22, 2010.  Read more >


Congress extends tax credits for solar and wind energy through 2020. Read More >

Solar power could meet 10% of energy needs in the United States by 2030, and reduce the US$350 billion to import oil every year. Read more >

The report, Building a Solar Future: Repowering America’s Homes, Businesses & Industry with Solar Energy. 
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CLEAN ENERGY TRENDS 2013 from Clean Edge
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Solar energy has never been more popular – and it's no wonder why. Global oil supplies are growing scarce and more expensive every year, and we are all too aware of the multifaceted perils of continuing our dependence on fossil fuels. So now is the perfect time to make an investment in the world's most abundant renewable energy resource – sun power.
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Chart House recently installed a 150kW system at Supreme Machined Products in Spring Lake, MI, using frameless Stion panels adhered to mounting systems racking. Not only does it save time, money, and labor during installation, but it creates a sleeker, more uniform look that sheds rain, dirt, and snow better than framed pamels. We expect better performance and maintenance out of it. We also used SolarEdge inverters and optimizers to provide panel-level optimization and monitoring to ensure the highest level of uptime by alerting when one panel is out of performance with the rest of the array.


Our goal is to chart a path through all of these changing technical, environmental and financial pressures to create an optimal blend of economic return and environmental impact. Chart House Energy will take best advantage of the winds of government initiatives including incentives, waves of technological changes, currents of utility costs and avoid the rocky shores of our uncertain economic times. Creating a pool of renewable energy property which will produce a stable cash flow long into the future.


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