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Solar Gardens Project Locations

  • Construction of the 1MW solar power plant at Western Michigan University.
  • It takes a team of skilled and experienced people to deliver innovative solar energy solutions.
  • Working to bring our second Solar Gardens power plant to Michigan.
  • In-ground infrastructure is installed.
  • Project leader reviews site plan with team member.
  • The 1MW Solar Gardens site is complete.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR MICHIGAN. THAT’S OUR PROMISE.
green bud between solar panels

Harvesting Shared Energy

We’ve added new solar power plants to our portfolio of renewable and clean energy resources in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Read below to learn more about our various project locations.

Project #1

Grand Valley State University

Located on GVSU’s Allendale Campus, South of Pierce Avenue near 48th Avenue.

  • 17-acre site contains 11,200 solar panels

  • Generates up to 3 mega-watts of electricity

  • Largest community solar project in the state of Michigan

  • Construction completed in the spring of 2016

  • Operations began in April 2016

  • Innovation at work − construction of our solar power plant at Grand Valley State University.
  • Working through the winter for spring production.
  • Solar panel installation underway.
  • Spring blooms and the new solar power plant went live on April 18, 2016.
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Our crew of experienced technicians perform routine maintenance checks.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR MICHIGAN. THAT’S OUR PROMISE
  • Solar panels harnessing the sun’s energy.
  • One of our large arrays of solar panels.



Project #2

Western Michigan University

Located on WMU’s Kalamazoo campus at the Business, Technology and Research Park.

  • Approximately 3,900 solar panels were installed on 8.5 acres of land

  • Generates up to 1 mega-watt of electricity

  • Construction completed in the summer of 2016

  • Operations began in August 2016

green bud between solar panels

Harvesting Shared Energy

We’ve added new solar power plants to our portfolio of renewable and clean energy resources in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

Read below to learn more about our various project locations.

Project #1


Grand Valley State University

Located on GVSU’s Allendale Campus, South of Pierce Avenue near 48th Avenue.

  • 17-acre site contains 11,200 solar panels

  • Generates up to 3 mega-watts of electricity

  • Largest community solar project in the state of Michigan

  • Construction completed in the spring of 2016

  • Operations began in April 2016

  • Innovation at work − construction of our solar power plant at Grand Valley State University.
  • Working through the winter for spring production.
  • Solar panel installation underway.
  • Spring blooms and the new solar power plant went live on April 18, 2016.
  • Ribbon cutting ceremony.
  • Our crew of experienced technicians perform routine maintenance checks.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR MICHIGAN. THAT’S OUR PROMISE
  • Solar panels harnessing the sun’s energy.
  • One of our large arrays of solar panels.

Project #2


Western Michigan University

Located on WMU’s Kalamazoo campus at the Business, Technology and Research Park.

  • Approximately 3,900 solar panels were installed on 8.5 acres of land

  • Generates up to 1 mega-watt of electricity

  • Construction completed in the summer of 2016

  • Operations began in August 2016

  • Construction of the 1MW solar power plant at Western Michigan University.
  • It takes a team of skilled and experienced people to deliver innovative solar energy solutions.
  • Working to bring our second Solar Gardens power plant to Michigan.
  • In-ground infrastructure is installed.
  • Project leader reviews site plan with team member.
  • The 1MW Solar Gardens site is complete.
  • RENEWABLE ENERGY FOR MICHIGAN. THAT’S OUR PROMISE.

Project #3


Cadillac

  • Located in the city of Cadillac

  • Approximately 1,752 solar panels being installed on 2.77 acres of repurposed brownfield land (The first Consumers Energy “Brownfield” to “Brightfield” project)

  • Will generate up to ½ mega-watt of electricity

  • Site will incorporate an 885 kWh DC battery storage system

  • Commercial operations expected to begin in late Spring of 2021

  • Seeded with pollinator-friendly habitat

  • Conduit layout based on the survey of the site. The flags show the trenching plan, and the placement of the racking pole locations.
  • Aerial view of the site with the racking poles laid out prior to driving them into the ground.
  • Racking installation and assembly. Poles and conduit in the ground with cross arms being bolted onto the poles.
  • Solar modules being attached to the racking. To the right you can see wind bracing has been installed.
  • Solar modules after installation.