IN THE NEWS: ‘Emerging’ no more

MI Community SolarCity Pulse

Lawrence Cosentino – Thanks to ever-cheaper photovoltaic solar panels, solar energy is being adopted on an unprecedented scale, even in notoriously cloudy mid-Michigan.

IN THE NEWS: EAST LANSING’S SOLAR PARK PLAN HEATS UP

MI Community SolarWKAR

Kevin Lavery – Community solar is hot, and more Americans are warming up to it. The Solar Energy Industries Association reports 25 states have at least one community solar project in operation. A dozen states have passed laws mandating its development.

In The News: SHEDDING LIGHT ON RENEWABLE ENERGY

MI Community SolarGreater Lansing Business Monthly

Greater Lansing is on the verge of converting its first sunbeams into energy, thanks to a new project announced by the Lansing Board of Water and Light (BWL), the city of East Lansing and the city of Lansing. Under the partnership, BWL will bring the first solar parks to its service territory.

In The News: Large solar dawns in Michigan, but residential incentives may sunset

MI Community SolarGreat Lakes Echo

Colleen Otte – Michigan’s solar future is so bright that advocates say you might just have to wear shades. Assuming all goes as planned, Michigan may soon see a solar project nearly 50 times larger than its largest existing installation. The state’s biggest solar project now operating is a 1.1 megawatt generator owned by DTE Energy in Ann Arbor, said John Sarver, president of the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association. “But there are much bigger projects planned, including 10 megawatts at Michigan State University and 20 megawatts with the Lansing Board of Water & Light,” Sarver said.