Consumers Energy begins operating 3 MW community solar garden in Michigan

Written By: Stratton Report
June 10, 2016

On June 10, Consumers Energy announced the start of operations of a 3-megawatt community solar garden at Grand Valley State University. According to Consumers, this is the largest community solar project in Michigan, generating enough electricity to serve 600 homes.

John Russell, president and CEO of Consumers Energy noted:

“We are pleased to energize Michigan with new, renewable sources of energy. This new Solar Gardens location illustrates our commitment to finding new approaches that will sustain our state for generations to come. We have been supporting Michigan throughout our nearly 130-year history. Efforts like Solar Gardens ensure that we continue to build a sustainable energy future for Michigan.”

Consumers Energy is building a second site at Western Michigan University, which is expected to open late this summer, and is considering a mid-Michigan location.