Points North: Where to build solar farms in Michigan

Dec 11, 2020

An abandoned gravel mine near Grayling could become a solar farm in the next few years. The state's Department of Natural Resources leased the 169-acre property to developers this fall.
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There’s a lot of interest in solar energy in Michigan as the technology becomes cheaper and more efficient, and utility companies set ambitious renewable energy goals. But building up the state's solar capacity will require miles and miles of land. And that could be a problem, because many people don't want solar farms in their communities. 

To get around this issue, the Department of Natural Resources is looking to develop large-scale solar projects on abandoned mines and other old industrial sites. 

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