Over the past four years, Brian Bates, Bear Creek Organic Farm’s owner, has had many conversations with visitors at his farm on Atkins Road. Bates said that the 30-panel array solar system atop one of his buildings was one of the things that were most talked about. He said, “We thought having that as a talking piece and an ambassador for Solar Energy would be a really strong opportunity.”
The third reason Bates felt was most personal to him. People always want to know the math behind solar panels and how they pay off. Devon O’Shea, engineering and design representative for CBS Solar, said that the cost of installing a solar array for business varies on the need and size of the company.
CBS SSolar has worked with Manthei Landscape Supply, a division of the MDC Contracting, in 2017 to install panels in Charlevoix.