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Points North: Where to build solar farms in Michigan

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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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Lexi Krupp reports on science and the environment. Previously, she worked for Gimlet Media where she helped the Science Vs team distinguish what's fact from what's not. Her work has appeared in Audubon, Popular Science, VICE, and elsewhere.
Peter Payette is the Executive Director of Interlochen Public Radio.