DTE Energy to install solar array in Ypsilanti

DTE Energy

Detroit-based DTE Energy plans to install a solar power array near Clark Road and River Street in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

DTE Energy hopes to obtain necessary approvals from the city and complete construction of the facility in 2016.

The project will comprise about 2,800 solar panels and have the capacity to generate approximately 800 kilowatts of electricity, which should be adequate to power roughly 150 homes.

DTE Energy will construct, operate and maintain the solar project for 20 years, according to a statement.

The project is part of DTE Energy SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009.

DTE Energy has installed about 10 megawatts of solar energy projects at 22 sites in Southeastern Michigan. It includes projects undertaken at the headquarters of Ford Motor in Dearborn and Monroe Community College in Monroe.

The company is also constructing a 1.1-megawatt array at Domino’s Farms near Ann Arbor and a 750-kilowatt installation in Romulus. Besides, it also has several other solar energy projects under development.

DTE Energy has a portfolio of projects including wind and biomass projects capable of generating nearly 1 gigawatt of electricity, which is adequate to power 400,000 homes.

Ajith Kumar S