Rare Earth Goods now powered by solar panels

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ISHPEMING, Mich. (WLUC) - Rare Earth Goods of Ishpeming has received a new, green upgrade. The store-café combo is now being powered by solar panels.

More than two-thirds of their energy will be coming from these panels.

Rare Earth received a grant from the USDA and 30-percent tax credit from Energy Star. This will make their return on investment come within three to four years.

The panels were put in to save money on electric bills as well as to help the environment.

“We love the Earth. We have to respect it. We have to do what we can to save our resources and solar is one of the ways we can do that,” said Rare Earth Goods owner, Pamela Perkins.

The panels and electrical work were down in conjunction by Peninsula Solar, Clancy Electric, and Dan Perkins Development.

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