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DTMB breaks ground on solar array project

Solar Array Groundbreaking

Photo credit: Kevin Lavery/WKAR. The DTMB's Mike Turnquist (left), acting DTMB director Michelle Lange (center) and the Lansing BWL's Calvin Jones (right) break ground on the new solar array at the state warehouse complex in Lansing.

The Michigan Department of Technology, Management & Budget (DTMB) hosted a groundbreaking for a solar array project at the state warehouse complex Oct. 18. The groundbreaking took place following a brief ceremony featuring remarks from DTMB and representatives from the Lansing Board of Water & Light, Centennial Electric, and Matrix Consulting Engineers, Inc.

The solar array system will generate approximately 180,000 watts of electric power, providing 100% of the electricity needed to power the state warehouse complex, which includes six buildings. Once the project is completed, the state warehouse complex is expected to reach carbon neutrality in the first three years of operation.

WKAR News was on hand to cover the event. LISTEN