Monroe County Community College Installs 500 kW System

Officials have officially inaugurated a 500 kW solar installation located on the main campus of Monroe County Community College (MCCC) in Monroe County, Mich.

The $3 million photovoltaic system on the extreme eastern side of the campus covers three acres and connects directly to the Detroit Edison grid. In July 2010, Detroit Edison – a subsidiary of DTE Energy – and MCCC announced the signing of a 20-year agreement to provide the utility's customers with solar energy.

The installation is part of Detroit Edison's pilot SolarCurrents program that calls for photovoltaic systems to be installed at DTE Energy facilities or on customer property or rooftops over the next four years to generate 15 MW of electricity throughout southeast Michigan. MCCC is the first educational institution to participate in the program.



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