DTE Energy in Michigan is building the largest utility-owned solar projects east of the Mississippi River

Crews work to install posts as part of a new solar field that DTE Energy is constructing.  Photo by Melanie Maxwell, Ann Arbor News

By Dominic Adams, Reporter for the Flint Journal, Published on Michigan Live.Com (MLive)

About 9,000 average-sized homes will be able to be powered by two sites putting out 45 megawatts of new “clean, zero-emission” solar energy, DTE Energy officials said. “It’s definitely one of a kind,” spokeswoman Jennifer Wilt said [yesterday], Dec. 21, of the plan . . . DTE would not release how much the projects cost because they’re still negotiating with contractors. The company estimated it would cost under $2 per watt.

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