East Lansing Solar Park hosts celebration event

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EAST LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - One of mid-Michigan's first solar parks will be celebrated on Wednesday.

The solar park at East Lansing's Burcham Park became fully operational on December 28th.

It has over 1,000 panels.

Lansing Board of Water and Light customers leased a panel by signing a 25-year agreement and paying a one-time fee of just under $400.

According to the City’s webpage on the project, “Participants in the BWL program will be able to lease a panel, or panels, for 25 years and receive credit on their BWL electric utility bill for the solar power their lease produces. The lease cost for a 300-watt solar panel is $399, which is a favorable industry price point.”

Those panels produce enough energy to power around 60 homes a year.

A ribbon cutting event for the park will take place at 1 PM.