State’s largest solar farm is up and running

Oct 10, 2017

Michigan’s largest solar farm is opening to the public Saturday.

DTE’s newest renewable energy project in Lapeer is expected to produce enough energy to power eleven-thousand homes.

250 acres of land in Lapeer will house roughly 200-thousand solar panels, making it the largest solar farm in the state.

David Harwood is the Director of Renewable Energy for DTE Energy. He said the project will partially help the company meet the state’s goal of 15 percent renewable energy by 2021.

“This Lapeer project could be used for that but it was intended for and continues to be the source of renewable energy for our MI Green Power Program that we have for any customers that we have who are interested in taking more renewable energy than the 10% or 15% that they otherwise would receive.”

Harwood said DTE has roughly one thousand customers currently on the My Green Power plan.

He said the solar farm will open its doors from 11am-4pm October 14 to residents interested in exploring the farm.