DTE has big plans to add even more solar energy to the grid, the least expensive way to provide all Michiganders with access to solar. Our new solar parks will include the latest panel technology so we can take full advantage of the sun’s rays, even on days that are cloudy. We’re also incorporating pollinator gardens into our new projects so we can use the land under and between the arrays to develop new habitats for bees, bats, butterflies and other pollinators that are important to our food supply.
By 2023, DTE plans to increase our generation from solar by nearly ten times, generating clean energy from nearly 2.2 million additional solar panels. By 2040, our portfolio will include more than 11 million solar panels.
DTE’s Lapeer Solar Park was the largest solar park in Michigan and one of the largest east of the Mississippi River when it began operating in May 2017. The solar park contains 200,000 solar panels, covers 250 acres and generates enough clean energy to power 11,000 homes.
Get a closer look at Lapeer Solar with this video.
For customers who want to do more to protect the environment, DTE’s MIGreenPower program enables you to attribute a percentage of your energy use to our wind and solar projects. Enrolling accelerates the development of clean energy in Michigan and supports a cleaner Michigan for all Michiganders. Click here to learn more about MIGreenPower or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DTE is committed to transitioning Michigan to a clean energy future, and we welcome everyone to join us on the journey. If you are considering installing rooftop solar, we are here to help.
Visit our Rooftop Solar and Private Generation page for important information to help you get started.