The BWL owns and maintains the Cedar Street Solar Array across from the John F. Dye Water Conditioning Plant, which consists of 824 photovoltaic panels with a gross generating capacity of 150 kilowatts. This array offsets 250 tons of carbon dioxide annually, equal to emissions from 45 automobiles. The REO Town Headquarters and Cogeneration Plant hosts a smaller solar power system, consisting of 50 solar panels with a gross generating capacity of 13.5 kilowatts. Plans are ongoing to purchase power from a new, much larger solar project to be located in Lansing.
The solar-powered electric vehicle carport located at the Lansing City Market consists of 21 photovoltaic panels with a gross generating capacity of 5 kilowatts. The carport will generate enough clean, renewable energy to allow 1,500 miles of clean driving per month, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 3 tons annually.