Solar energy research center proposed for Ypsilanti Township

Southfield-based V-Max USA, which produces high-end batteries, is planning a new Ypsilanti Township facility in order to expand its developing solar energy business. This means producing "advanced" solar packages that can be distributed to contractors who install solar energy systems into customer homes.


"Preliminary site plans submitted to the Ypsilanti Township Planning Department call for a 30,000-square foot facility, and the project could be in front of the planning commission later this month, said township planning coordinator Joe Lawson.

The building is planned for an 18-acre vacant property at 1879 W. Michigan Ave. near the Ellsworth Road intersection."

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