Utilities on the hunt for thousands of acres for solar development
‘They can coexist’
DTE is exploring vacant land sites in Detroit to build new solar parks after constructing a two-megawatt solar array at O’Shea Park on city’s west side. In 2019, DTE erected 7,400 solar panels on half of the abandoned 20-acre park near I-96, generating power for about 450 homes.
Using fallow land
In 2020, DNR signed a deal with Troy-based solar developer Circle Power Renewables for a land option to build solar arrays on a former mine tailing site in the Upper Peninsula’s Dickinson County and a former gravel pit south of Grayling in Crawford County. A mine tailing site is land where rock and byproduct waste from mining for iron ore has been deposited.
Posted By: Crain’s Detroit Business on January 1, 2022. For more information, please click here to read the source article.
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