Operations at Michigan's First Large-Scale Community Solar Project Begins

Consumers Energy Begins Operations at Community Solar Project in Michigan

Consumers Energy started operations at its first large-scale solar project at Grand Valley State University in Michigan as part of its Solar Gardens community solar program.

The 3-MW solar plant is the largest community solar project in the state. Consumers Energy is building a second site at Western Michigan University, which is expected to open late this summer, and is considering another location in the Lansing area.

The company already operates two wind farms, one near Lake Michigan and one in the Thumb area, and has contracts to buy power generated by wind, landfill gas, anaerobic digestion and hydroelectric generation.

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