Calhoun County solar site working with Consumers Energy

The Calhoun Solar Center in Convis Township will soon be one of the largest single projects providing solar energy to people in Michigan. 

Consumers Energy will buy 140 megawatts of energy from the Convis Township solar center, which is enough to power about 70,000 residential customers.

The project is being developed and built by Invenergy, a Chicago-based developer and operator of sustainable energy solutions.

Homes in Convis Township are pictured on Friday, March 12, 2021. The Calhoun Solar Center in Convis will soon be one of the largest single projects providing solar energy to people in Michigan.

“We are proud to team with Invenergy as we continue to create a cleaner, more sustainable energy future for Michigan,” Tim Sparks, vice president of electric grid integration at Consumers Energy said in a news release. “We are committed to protecting the planet while providing the energy our homes and businesses need for decades to come.”

The 1,200-acre solar energy center is currently in development on land east of 12 Mile Road, west of 15 Mile Road and between S Drive North and L Drive North. Once it’s completed, the facility will produce 200 megawatts of energy.