Graham Sustainability Institute

Clean Energy in Michigan Series | East Lansing Community Solar (No. 8)

April 2020

This case study describes a 430,000 kW solar energy installation located in East Lansing, Michigan, on the site of a retired, capped landfill. A prime example of brownfield redevelopment for renewable energy, it is a 1-acre project on a 2.7-acre site that deploys 1,000 solar panels—generating enough electricity to power roughly 60 homes. The project became operational in December 2018. The case study is one of four produced by a 2019 Dow Fellows team.