Today it is official as Michigan State is now home to the largest solar power array carport in North America.  Michigan State officials will cut the ribbon today on the 700,000 square foot structures on Mount Hope Road and Farm Lane.

The massive carport lot will be able to hold 5,000 parking spots across 5 lots. Also with these carports 18% of the campus electrical power will be generated from the solar power carports. The University has been working on the project for over a year and it will save the University $10 million over 25 years.