US-based DTE Energy has completed an installation of the largest solar array in the City of Ypsilanti, Michigan.

Generation from the solar array will be sufficient to power approximately 150 homes in that region.

The array features 2,520 solar panels and its construction began in June. The array was commissioned in September.

DTE Energy’s business and development vice-president Irene Dimitry said: “It is very exciting for us to mark the completion of another large-scale solar installation in southeast Michigan.

“DTE is proud to be the state’s largest investor in solar and wind. Increasing our solar energy capacity is part of our long-term plan to move toward a cleaner, more diversified energy portfolio. We are also responding to customer interest in sourcing more energy from renewables.”

“The income stream flowing to Highland will help us preserve one of the premier 19th century landscapes.”

The solar array site is located at the junction of Clark Road and River Street, and is spread across nearly five acres of land owned by Highland Cemetery.

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Highland Cemetery Association’s trustee Barry LaRue said: “Highland Cemetery is pleased to have partnered with DTE on this solar array.

“Not only does it increase the amount of alternative energy being generated in our community, but the income stream flowing to Highland will help us preserve one of the premier 19th century landscapes.  We see it as a perfect melding of the past, present, and future.”

Currently, DTE Energy is working on three large-scale solar arrays in the cities of Detroit and Lapeer, which are expected to be completed by next year.

Image: DTE Energy commences operations of solar array in Ypsilanti. Photo: courtesy of PRNewsFoto/DTE Energy.