Western Michigan University holds ribbon cutting at new solar garden site

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - Western Michigan University is celebrating the completion of the state's first and largest on-campus solar garden.

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Friday, Sept. 16 at 11:30 a.m. on campus. It is in the Parkview Room of Floyd Hall on the Parkview Campus for the College of Engineering.

Consumers Energy President and CEO Patti Poppe, WMU President John M. Dunn and Michigan Public Service Commission Member Rachael Eubanks will all make comments at the ceremony.

The solar garden is made possible by Consumers Energy. There are 3,900 solar panels generating enough power for the equivalent of 200 homes. Consumers Energy says the solar garden will provide clean, renewable energy for 25 years.

This is the first solar power garden on a university campus in Michigan. There is also a solar garden across the street from the Grand Valley State University Campus in Allendale.

To learn about both projects, visit the Consumers Energy website.

(© 2016 WZZM)


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