Completed November 2003
Muskegon Lakeshore Smartzone
MAREC is a self-sustaining distributive energy center. It was developed as a direct response to the growing need for the development of alternative and renewable energy sources. The mission of MAREC is to be a destination point for researchers and businesses interested in advancing, developing, and using alternative energy technologies and related applications. In addition, the Center is a leader and resource in advancing energy related education and the development of effective public policy that will lead to greater use and application of renewable energy technology. It's strategic focus revolves around four key initiatives: Managing a leading-edge facility Implementing visionary energy projects Providing alternative energy education Supporting the economic development of Muskegon and the state MAREC is poised to establish Michigan as a leader in the application of alternative energy technologies.
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MAREC launches wind energy research on Lake Michigan By ANYA ZENTMEYER GVL NEWS EDITOR | Grand Valley Lanthorn Updated: January 9, 2011, 6:32 PM As part of the ever-expanding sustainability initiative, Grand Valley State Universitys Michigan Alternative and Renewable Energy Center (MAREC) is leading a $3.7 million federally-funded grant project exploring renewable wind energy on Lake Michigan. Arn Boezaart, director of MAREC, said the project is a culmination of efforts by various partners, including the University of Michigan and Michigan Memorial Phoenix Energy Institute... read full article.