Consumers Energy starts construction on a 17-acre solar field in West Michigan as part of a community solar energy pilot program.
About 11,000 solar panels will be installed at the 17-acre Grand Valley State University-owned property, located at the corner of 48th Avenue and Luce Street in Georgetown Township.
GVSU will also be a subscriber of the program.
Tim Sparks is the utility’s vice president of energy supply. He says the panels will generate about 3 megawatts of electricity.