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GLREA: 2021 Renewable Energy Photo Contest

Every year GLREA hosts a 'Renewable Energy Photo Contest' and we announce the winners at the Year End Annual Meeting in early December.

We do this for the simple reason that pictures of renewable energy systems are beautiful because they look serene and peaceful and are generating clean electricity that doesn't pollute the environment or generate carbon dioxide that is causing climate change. It would be a major stretch to look at a picture of a coal operating powerplant and say that it is beautiful. But we can with solar systems and wind turbines. So we encourage our Members or even Non-Members to submit pictures of your favorate renewable energy systems.

Here are the rules:

Photos must be taken in 2021 and they must be submitted by November 25, 2021. There are two categories of awards - Individual and Business. Each photo submitted must identify which category it falls under. Pictures submitted by an Individual must be of a renewable energy system, event or scene in Michigan. Pictures submitted by a Business must be of a renewable energy system they intalled or a renewable energy event they participated in. If submitted under the Business category, the business name must be included.

Each photo submitted must be indentified with the submitter's name, email address and a paragraph telling the story about the photo. Each contestant may submit up to 5 photo's in each category. Photo's should be submitted in a .jpg format and emailed to Dave Konkle at

Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at the GLREA Annual Meeting in December. Prizes will include Public Recognition, winning Pictures posted on the GLREA Website and a Plaque. The picture accompanied this article is an older winner.

We encourage all Members to participate! This is a fun event but we take it seriously as part of our Mission of educating the public about solar and other forms of renewable energy, because as the old adage says 'a picture is worth a thousand words'!

If you have any further questions or comments contact Dave Konkle or John Freeman at Thanks!

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