Inovateus Solar, Chart House Energy and Torresen Marine are partnering on this solar power development. Inovateus Solar said that the new system will offset the power of the Torresen Marine facility by 30% and produce the equivalent energy it takes to power 20 homes in the Muskegon area. Inovateus specified 750 Scheuten Solar US panels for the project.

TJ Kanczuzewski, executive vice president of Inovateus Solar, said: “We chose Scheuten Solar technology for this installation because their high-quality modules are a great application for solar power in the harsh environment of snow, ice and high winds near Lake Michigan.”

Brian Torresen, co-owner of Torresen Marine, said: “We were approached by Chart House Energy for this project with the concept of what was available between federal stimulus funds, a feed-in tariff program from Consumer’s Energy and the potential to do the right thing for the environment with renewable energy.

“Our sailboat customers are very environmentally friendly. Our waterfront location was also a perfect fit for the technology Inovateus Solar specified for us with the high winds keeping the snow off the panels.”