New Projects, On-Site Power, Renewables, Solar

DTE Energy partners with Domino’s Farms, Ford Motor Co. to build two solar projects

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DTE Energy (NYSE: DTE) is teaming with Domino’s Farms and Ford Motor Co. to build and operate the two largest solar arrays in Michigan. The projects are part of SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009.

Construction is underway on a 1.1-MW photovoltaic (PV) solar installation at Domino’s Farms, just east of Ann Arbor. The project is expected to be completed and operational by the end of the year.

As construction began on the Domino’s Farms array, a separate solar project at Ford Motor Co.’s World Headquarters in Dearborn became operational. The project provides Ford employees with 360 covered parking spaces and 30 charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles. The solar canopy has capacity to generate 1-MW of electricity.

DTE Energy will construct, operate and maintain the solar arrays for 20 years.

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