Escanaba Solar Garden

The city of Escanaba has installed solar panels at the Delta County Airport. They will keep some and sell others for homeowners and businesses to offset their energy costs. One councilman remarked that Escanaba should market itself as a “green” community. The coal fired power plant has been closed and a solar garden installed. Although this facility barely generates two percent of the city’s needs. They can expand. Mike Furmanski is the city’s electric superintendent. Glendon Brown gave a tour of the panels. As a member of the Electric Advisory Board, he was instrumental in developing the solar garden with Mike.