DTE, MCCC Break Ground On Large Solar Installation.

18 Nov 2010

DTE officials and local dignitaries break ground at Monroe County Community College

DTE Energy and the Monroe County Community College broke ground on Monday on a 500-kilowatt, $3 million photovoltaic (“PV”) system which is expected to be completed in February.  The installation is part of Detroit Edison’s Solar Currents program (which I’ve previously blogged about).  Under the program, Detroit Edison installs PV systems (which it continues to own and maintain) on properties located within its service area in exchange for an annual credit on the property owner’s energy bill for each of the next 20 years.

MCCC is the first educational institution to participate in the program, and its installation will be Detroit Edison’s largest Solar Currents installation on a college campus.  The PV system will generate enough electricity to power about 100 homes and it will also be used as a demonstration for alternative energy education and instruction at the college.

A few weeks ago I posted about a report that Michigan has the fourth-largest number of solar energy jobs in the country.  This solar array together with MCCC’s plan to develop a classroom on campus for students interested in learning about solar power will certainly help push those numbers even higher.

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