DTE Energy announced the construction of a 750kW solar array in Romulus, Michigan. The facility will comprise more than 2,700 solar panels on property owned by the Morton Terminal Land Holdings, LLC, and is expected to be operational by the end of 2015.
The new facility will generate enough power for approximately 125 local homes for 20 years after officially operating. DTE Energy will be responsible to the construction, operating, and maintenance.
"Solar is an important piece of DTE Energy's renewable portfolio that will help us provide cleaner, affordable energy to the customers we serve," said Irene Dimitry, DTE Energy's vice president of Business & Development.
The project is part of SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009. DTE Energy has installed nearly 10MW of solar energy across 22 sites in Southeastern Michigan including projects at Ford Motor Co. headquarters in Dearborn and Monroe Community College in Monroe. The Michigan state aims to generate 10% of its electricity from renewable energy resources by 2015, and such projects will help the state to achieve the goal.