DTE Energy has commenced installation of solar array at the Morton Terminal Land Holdings property in Romulus, Michigan, US.

The facility will feature more than 2,700 solar panels to generate 750kW electricity, which will serve 125 homes.

DTE Energy business and development vice-president Irene Dimitry said: "Solar is an important piece of DTE Energy’s renewable portfolio that will help us provide cleaner, affordable energy to the customers we serve."

Planned to be commissioned by the end of the year, the solar array will be operated by DTE for 20 years.

The Romulus solar project is part of the company’s SolarCurrents program, which is designed to install solar arrays on suitable property in southeastern Michigan.

With this project, the company will be able to comply with Michigan’s new energy law, which requires electric utilities to meet 10% of their customer demands from renewable energy sources.

"DTE Energy continues to explore large-scale solar energy projects as a cost-effective way to add solar energy to Michigan’s generation mix," Dimitry added.