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Top three things we’re doing in renewables

Top three things we’re doing in renewables

It’s National Clean Energy Week, which means we get to celebrate all the incredible things our renewable energy team has been doing this year. Here are the top three:    Bringing Michigan’s largest wind park online By the end of this year, our Meridian Wind Park...
Saving pollinators with solar

Saving pollinators with solar

When you see a bee buzzing around the flowers in your yard, or a butterfly fluttering by, do you give it a second thought? These and other pollinating species are often taken for granted, but they have a large impact on the health of Michigan’s ecosystems and...
Celebrating a 40-year career at DTE

Celebrating a 40-year career at DTE

This week, DTE Energy is saying farewell and thank you to an employee with 40 years of service. In a world where most professionals assume they will hold positions at several different companies before they retire, Dave Harwood, DTE’s director of Renewable Energy,...
Solar Energy Mythbusters

Solar Energy Mythbusters

MYTH: Solar panels contain harmful chemicals, have toxic runoff and poison the soil. FACT: Solar panels have a glass front that protects the PV cell and an aluminum or steel frame. The frame and the sealed nature of the installed cells prevent leaching of trace...
How much do you know about solar energy?

How much do you know about solar energy?

Q: How do solar panels generate energy? A: Solar panels are comprised of many solar photovoltaic, or PV cells. PV cells can produce an electric current when exposed to light. When the sun shines onto a solar panel, energy from the sunlight is absorbed by these PV...