Graham Sustainability Institute

Clean Energy in Michigan Series | Comparing Solar and Wind Proposals (No. 4)

April 2020

This fact sheet compares the impacts of two renewable energy projects—one solar, one wind—proposed for the same area: Shiawassee County, Michigan. The county ultimately developed zoning regulations that would permit the solar project as proposed, but would not allow the wind project as proposed. Some of the most important factors they took into consideration are presented in this fact sheet.