A spin-off effort of the Ann Arbor Solar America Cities partnership, XSeed Energy, has installed a 3 kilowatt (kW) photovoltaic system on the landmark Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. This is the first project for Xseed Energy, which uses a community donation model whereby local residents and businesses contribute to prominant solar demonstrations on local non-profit buildings in Ann Arbor, once enough contributions have been collected. With the cost of solar dropping rapidly, more solar installations are on the rise in Michigan, yet there are many who still cannot afford an entire solar array at their home or business, or who do not have adequate exposure or orientation. Contributing to XSeed helps Ann Arbor move away from fossil fuels as the primary source of building electricity and helps local non-profits lower their energy costs so they can devote more resources to the primary services they provide. Learn more about the project.