DTE Energy is taking its biggest plunge into solar power yet, with a Lapeer County project announced Monday.
According to DTE, that project will be the “largest utility-owned solar array east of the Mississippi.”
It calls for nearly 150,000 solar panels spread over about 300 acres, generating a combined 45 megawatts of power on two sites. That’s more than three times the company’s solar output right now.
David Harwood, DTE’s director of renewable energy, says that until now its renewable energy portfolio has favored wind power.