GENERIC: Solar panel

A $250 million investment is slated to bring a solar farm, and hundreds of jobs, to Mid-Michigan.

Ranger Power announced the Assembly Solar Project, slated for Hazelton and Venice Townships in Shiawassee County.

It will be developed on a 1,200-acre site of primarily fields and vacant land and is expected to have a significant positive economic impact.

It’s expected to generate a $3.2 million increase in household earnings through the creation of more than 300 jobs during construction, with around $16 million in construction dollars being spent in Shiawassee County.

“This project will pump economic benefits and tax income into Shiawassee County, benefiting schools, small businesses like restaurants and hardware stores, libraries, and fire and police services, as well as roads and bridges,” said Sean Harris, development manager at Ranger Power.

The Assembly Solar Project is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 394,000 tons annually in the short term – equivalent to the yearly emissions of 77,702 cars.

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