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A subsidiary of CMS Energy Corp. is buying a solar power project that's under construction in the Lansing area.

Solar panels photo
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A new solar power project in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is expected to be online in the first week in October.

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Huron County is developing a solar energy ordinance after a renewable energy company said it wants to build about a dozen solar farms in the area.

man standing in front of house
Kevin Lavery / WKAR-MSU

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.


MSU power plant in winter
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A leading environmental group says it's pleased with the latest overhaul of Michigan's energy policy.