IN THE NEWS: ‘Emerging’ no more

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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: Community Solar Project to shine in East Lansing

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“When you support renewal energy, your return on investment is three-fold,” Kinch says. “The benefits are not just all economic, but also about the social good and our environment since we are helping to reduce greenhouse gasses.”

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

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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

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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. (article from Greater Lansing Business Monthly)

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

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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. (article from Great Lakes Echo)

In The News: City to sprout solar-power parks

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The Lansing Board of Water and Light announced its plan to construct two community solar parks in its service area. East Lansing’s Burcham Park, a retired landfill site, has been designated for the first park. The second will be adjacent to the BWL Wise Road Water Treatment Plant in Lansing. (article from Entirely East Lansing)