DTE Energy is teaming with Domino’s Farms and Ford Motor Company to build and operate the two largest solar arrays in Michigan.
DTE Energy has begun construction of a 1.1 MW photovoltaic solar installation at Domino’s Farms near Ann Arbor, which will be completed and operational by the end of the year. The project will comprise more than 4,000 panels with capacity to generate 1,089 kW.
The solar installation will generate the equivalent of one-quarter of the energy consumed at Domino’s Farms each day.
A separate solar project at Ford Motor Company’s world headquarters in Dearborn recently became operational. The project, launched last year, 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.
DTE Energy constructed and will operate and maintain the solar arrays for 20 years.
The Domino’s Farms and Ford Motor projects are part of SolarCurrents, a pilot program launched in 2009.