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

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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.

In The News: City to sprout solar-power parks

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Jane Wagner – 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.

Editorial: East Lansing Goes Greener

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LSJ Editorial Board – The East Lansing “Go Green” mantra extends beyond Michigan State University athletics. Case in point: A collaboration with Lansing’s Board of Water & Light to build a solar array in Burcham Park that allows residents, businesses and organizations to buy into the long-term investment.

On the Air: Community Solar is coming to East Lansing and Lansing

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“This is something that you can take advantage of and make a difference.” Michigan Energy Options executive director John Kinch, speaks with Jack Robbins on WLNZ’s The Coffee Break about initial plans for community solar parks and how people can get involved.

In The News: Board of Water & Light announces first of two new solar projects in East Lansing and Lansing

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Peter Nuttall – It seemed fitting to have the sun shining Tuesday afternoon as John Kinch, executive director of Michigan Energy Options, took to the podium behind the old landfill at Burcham Park. Standing next to Kinch was East Lansing Mayor Nathan Triplett, and other local officials. They announced the building of the first of two community solar parks in the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s (BWL) service territory.

IN THE NEWS: COMMUNITY SOLAR COMING FOR BWL CUSTOMERS

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Dawn Parker – “Do you know the odds of a sunny day this time of year?” Michigan Energy Options Executive Director John Kinch joked Tuesday afternoon. The abundant sunshine over Burcham Park might have been read as a good omen. Kinch and other local officials were there to announce the first of two solar parks in the Lansing Board of Water and Light’s service area.

In The News: Community Solar Parks to be Developed in Cities of East Lansing and Lansing

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Officials from the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL), City of East Lansing and City of Lansing announced plans today to build the first community solar parks in BWL’s service territory. The announcement was held at East Lansing’s Burcham Park, a retired landfill site and the proposed location of the first of the two community solar developments. (news release from Lansing Board of Water & Light)