Michigan opens ‘largest’ solar array in the state

A 1.1MW solar array has been switched on in Michigan. It is said to be the largest of its kind in the state to date. The solar array, installed at Domino’s […]

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By Jacqueline Echevarria

A 1.1MW solar array has been switched on in Michigan.

It is said to be the largest of its kind in the state to date.

The solar array, installed at Domino’s Farms in Ann Arbor Township, is expected to generate enough electricity to power almost 200 homes.

The project consists of 4,000 panels – enough to cover the football field at the University of Michigan.

It has been developed by DTE Energy which will operate the solar farm for 20 years.

The project has helped it meet the state’s requirement of power companies supplying 10% of their electricity from renewable sources by 2015.

David Harwood, DTE Energy’s Director of Renewable Energy said: “The Domino’s Farms solar array is part of a broader, long-term plan to move us to a cleaner, more diversified energy portfolio, with significant investments in natural gas and renewable energy.”