Solar Ypsi is a community effort started by Dave Strenski to support the development of renewable energy in Ypsilanti.  It started in 2005, with a grant to install solar photovoltaic (PV) panels on the roof of the Ypsi Food Coop. Strenski has since worked with various partners to support solar installations at Ypsilanti City Hall and Adams Elementary, and to provide educational support to community members interested in their own solar systems.  Both the solar arrays directly supported by Solar Ypsi and additional installations, such as the Corner Brewery's hybrid PV-thermal install are mapped on the Solar Ypsi website.