2013-08-29 / Local News

Leelanau men going solar

By Eric Carlson
Of The Enterprise staff

Two Leelanau County men are breaking new ground regionally by designing, engineering and installing a variety of solar electric projects including one that they believe is the largest solar tracking array in Michigan.

Tom Gallery and Steve Smiley of Leelanau Solar, L.L.C. of Northport this year installed three 430 squarefoot arrays that use a Global Positioning System tracking receiver to follow the path of the sun and maximize electric output from 72 solar panels.

The system was installed at the Brengman Brothers at Crain Hill Vineyards in Elmwood Township

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