Using Solar Panels with Battery Backup

Getting energy from the sun is great under most circumstances. But because most solar systems are “grid tied” these days, people who have solar panels without battery backup are subject to power outages just like everyone else. If you live in an area that experiences frequent power outages but want to keep your connection to [...]

By |2013-08-25T13:46:32+00:00August 25th, 2013|Comments Off on Using Solar Panels with Battery Backup

When it comes to solar energy implementation in Michigan, it has been estimated that less than half of the homes and businesses in Michigan are good sites for solar energy due to shading or roof orientation.  Renters and condo owners do not own property that can be used for solar installations. Also, solar energy systems [...]

By |2013-07-25T21:30:28+00:00July 25th, 2013|Comments Off on

DTE Proposes Lower Monthly Surcharge

In 2009, DTE Energy began collecting surcharges from its business and residential customers to cover the costs associated with meeting the state's renewable energy goals. These goals required Michigan electric utilities to provide 10 percent of their power from renewable resources by 2015. Energy legislation approved in 2008 allows utilities to collect a monthly surcharge [...]

By |2013-07-15T21:06:19+00:00July 15th, 2013|Comments Off on DTE Proposes Lower Monthly Surcharge

Oak Electric is a Member of Michigan GREEN

As one of southeast Michigan’s leading renewable energy contractors, Oak Electric is proud to be a member of Michigan GREEN—The Michigan Group for a Renewable Energy Efficient Nation. Michigan GREEN is a non-profit group that consists of energy companies and consultants, government agencies, schools, colleges, universities and like-minded individuals that have joined forces to champion [...]

By |2013-06-08T22:32:47+00:00June 8th, 2013|Comments Off on Oak Electric is a Member of Michigan GREEN

Worldwide Solar Power Reaches 100 GW Milestone in 2012

As of the end of 2012, the total grid-connected solar PV capacity worldwide reached 100 gigawatts, according to the European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA). Last year, eight countries added one gigawatt (or more) of PV capacity, and now 13 countries have exceeded one gigawatt of cumulative installations. Almost 17 GW was installed in Europe alone [...]

By |2013-04-15T18:23:43+00:00April 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Residential Wind Power Systems

If you have enough wind resource in your area and the situation is right, small wind electric systems can be one of the most cost-effective home-based renewable energy systems, with zero emissions and pollution. Small wind electric systems can: Lower electricity bills by 50%–90% Help avoid the high costs of having utility power lines extended [...]

By |2013-03-25T23:52:24+00:00March 25th, 2013|0 Comments

Oak Electric is a NABCEP Certified PV Installer

Solar photovoltaic technology is becoming increasingly attractive as a clean, affordable, safe and inexhaustible source of electricity. It also can significantly reduce our reliance on fossil fuels and our dependence on the grid. Solar panels have dropped in price by 80 percent in the past five years. In 20 states, these systems are providing electricity [...]

By |2013-02-22T19:23:03+00:00February 22nd, 2013|0 Comments

Solar Use On the Rise in the U.S.

In 2012, the United States installed more solar panels than in any previous year and residential use of solar power was up 70 percent over 2011—according to a recent report conducted by the Solar Energy Industries Association and GTM Research Solar. By the end of this year, homeowners, businesses and utility companies will have installed [...]

By |2013-01-15T14:15:28+00:00January 15th, 2013|0 Comments

Oak Electric—One-Stop Electrical Services and More!

When it comes to comprehensive electrical services—industrial, commercial and residential—we want you to “Think Oak Electric.” We provide all of the typical electrical services, such as: general troubleshooting and repair work; circuit breaker panel upgrades; installation of electric appliances and ceiling fans; remodel wiring and new construction; electrical work for swimming pools and hot tubs; [...]

By |2013-01-08T13:30:58+00:00January 8th, 2013|0 Comments

Thank You for Being an Oak Electric Customer

Well, 2012 is almost behind us and as we look back on the year, we feel compelled to extend a warm “thank you” to all of the residential and commercial customers who chose Oak Electric as their electrical services provider this past year. Locally owned and operated, Oak Electric serves metro Detroit and all of [...]

By |2012-12-22T15:47:25+00:00December 22nd, 2012|0 Comments