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The Lansing Board of Water and Light is kicking off the construction of what will become the second-largest utility project in Michigan. 

 


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Michigan might not be the first place that comes to mind when you think about clear, sunny skies.  Still, our state is fostering a growing solar industry.  The new energy reform package signed into law last month by Governor Rick Snyder calls for more aggressive renewable energy production targets, including from solar power.

A public-private partnership in mid-Michigan is trying to capitalize on this trend by building a solar park in East Lansing.