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Consumers Energy, Muskegon County partner for new solar energy center

Powerlines stand in the setting sun.
Powerlines stand in the setting sun.

A massive solar project is planned for Muskegon County to provide clean renewable energy at the site of the wastewater treatment complex

Consumers Energy and the Muskegon County Resource Recovery Center are partnering to develop a large-scale solar project at the site of the center’s innovative wastewater facility in Moorland Township.

Construction begins in April and the project will be fully operational in 2026 as a 250-megawatt facility capable of supplying enough power for 40,000 homes.

It’s part of Consumers’ goal of bringing 8,000 megawatts of solar online by 2040.

The project will use about 1900 acres of land within the Muskegon Resource Recovery Center’s property in partnership with Moorland Township.

The collaboration will provide renewable energy for the community, including those who use the Muskegon County wastewater system, Moorland Township and Ravenna School District.

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