With summer officially upon us, the days are getting longer and the sun is getting brighter. It’s the perfect time to check in on the progress of large-scale solar power projects in Michigan.
Lapeer Solar Park Installation Underway
DTE Energy has begun installation of solar panels in two large-scale solar projects in Lapeer, Michigan.These two projects will:
According to Irene Dimitry from DTE Energy, “the Lapeer solar projects further our commitment to clean energy. Through the development of renewable energy projects, like solar, we are building a more sustainable future for Michigan and providing affordable, reliable, safe and clean energy to our customers.”
Solar Gardens in Bloom
On June 10, Consumers Energy dedicated its first “utility-scale solar garden” at Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan. The project will allow consumers “to use solar energy without having to install solar collectors and conversion equipment at their home.” Here’s how it works:
Watch a video about the construction of the GVSU solar garden to learn more. Consumers Energy is currently building its next solar garden site at Western Michigan University, with plans for a third site near Mason.
Look for more large-scale projects like these as solar becomes an increasingly important part of Michigan’s energy mix.
How do you feel about the future of solar power in Michigan? Let us know your thoughts today!