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We offer a complete line of alternative energy products along with installation including:

  • Pole mounted Solar Panels
  • Roof mounted Solar Panels
  • Solar Laminates (attached directly to metal roofing)
  • VAWTs (Vertical Axis Wind Turbines)
  • HAWT's (Horizontal Axis Wind Turbines)
  • Inverters
  • Mounting Racks
  • Batteries (if desired)
  • Wiring
We don't stop at alternative energy products though, we also offer traditional and green construction services including:
  • New Construction
  • Remodeling
  • Kitchens
  • Decks
  • Pole Barns
  • Custom Design 
  • and Landscaping Design and Installation



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Owner: Greg Nielsen
(dba Shelby Solar and Wind)


 Welcome to Shelby Solar and Wind 

Want information on the different wind turbines?  Solar?  Net metering?  Got a question?  See the FAQ 

~ an example ~

Q:  If I use about 1.5 kilowatts of power per hour then a 1.5kw wind turbine should be all I need, right? 

A.   No. The "rated" output of wind generators are something of an unobtainable number. It's not that the generator isn't capable of producing that output, it's just that in order to do so it would have to have a continual source of wind at the rated wind speed.  For example, a wind generator rated at 2kw at 32mph would have to have constant (as in 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) 32mph winds to produce the full 2kw of power. In my area that wind speed has been obtained exactly once in the past year, and then not for very many hours at that.  If you are using the rated output to compare makes and models of wind generators you should also note that no two generators use the same wind speed for their output number. One might be 1.2kw at 20mph, the next might be 1.5kw at 25mph... the 1.5kw might only produce 1.0kw at 20mph, but you will have to dig deeper to find that out. And, to top that off, depending on where you live, you may only see 20mph winds 12 times a year... 

For even more information than what is available in the FAQ, please visit Products, Pricing, News, Grants and Links



July 1, 2009.  Consumers Energy announces EARP (Experimental Advanced Renewable Program).  They will pay you up to $0.65 per kWh for 12 years of solar production if you qualify for the program and start the program in 2009. 


June 5, 2009  Shelby Solar and Wind receives dealership status from Ventera Energy for the Ventera 10kw Wind Turbine.  For details see our Ventera page or visit their site at 


The new Michigan Net Metering rules became effective May 27, 2009.  You are no longer required to get a 2nd meter.  Your application fee is limited to $100 (utility can no longer just charge whatever they want).  Your credits if you over-produce can carry over indefinitely (instead of expiring in 1 year).  There are limits to how many can participate and at what size installations can participate, but for the majority of installations these limits will not affect them.  For more information on net metering go here or here.  For highlights of the net metering program try this PDF (for both solar and wind).  

February 17, 2009, President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 which removed the limits to the solar and wind credits.  You can now get a 30% credit for the cost of the entire installation.  The credit is available for equipment installed from now through Dec 31, 2016... (for more news go to the News link...)



Our headquarters are located in downtown Shelby at the center of Oceana County in West Michigan, USA near the Lake Michigan shoreline but we will work with anyone regardless of location as long as it makes sense for all involved.   (click here for a yahoo map of the area) Google's map link is below the map:

From North of Manistee, Michigan to

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South of Holland, Michigan


Be sure to visit the FAQ page, along with the rest of this site!!! (great info, great links, great help)



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