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Officials Celebrate Northern Michigan’s Largest Solar Array

Spartan Renewable Energy (Spartan) and Wolverine Power Cooperative (Wolverine) hosted an open house on Monday, June 6, to celebrate the SpartanSolar array and the individuals responsible for bringing the project to fruition. The SpartanSolar array—Northern Michigan’s largest solar array—is located in Cadillac, Michigan across from Wolverine’s headquarters. The array began operation in December, 2016, with [...]

By | 2017-06-09T15:47:13+00:00 June 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

SpartanSolar-Wolverine is complete

Our first day of commercial generation occurred on December 19 when the first of 32 inverters was commissioned by Solectria. The entire system became operational on December 21st.  Since that time, we've been doing clean-up, punch list work and monitoring the output despite the often-cloudy and snowy Michigan winter.  Solar production in the winter months [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:52:14+00:00 January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Panels, Panels, Panels

SpartanSolar - Wolverine is nearing completion. The final shipment of panels was received on December 10th which gave the crews time to get them installed before the bitter cold weather hit. We've also installed a split rail fence boundary and are getting final signage up.  Next week, our inverter manufacturer Solectria will be sending personnel [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:52:38+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Racked And Ready To Go

The pounding of posts gave way to the clanging of racking assembly at the beginning of the month, and we're happy to say that the racking on our 1.2 MW project is fully installed.  The crews are now running conduit to and from the inverters and doing some finishing touches on the above ground electrical [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:53:04+00:00 November 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Construction Has Begun!

Construction has commenced on SpartanSolar-Wolverine, our cooperative's 1.2 MW solar array across from Wolverine's headquarters. In the past month, site work has been completed including installing a parking lot, service road, and the interconnect between the new array and the substation across the road. Right now, hundreds of metal posts are being pounded into the [...]

By | 2017-01-26T17:53:29+00:00 October 19th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments