Solar projects selected for Consumers Energy program

Thirteen solar projects planned by two business and nine residential customers have been selected to move forward as part of Consumers Energy's ongoing implementation of Michigan's energy reform law.

The random-selection process for these qualified applicants is part of the company's Experimental Advanced Renewables Program (EARP). The program provides for the long-term purchase of renewable energy generated by solar energy systems owned by electric customers.

Business customer projects selected during this phase include two General Motors Company projects located in Genesee County and a project owned by Courter Farms Land, L.L.C., based in Gratiot County. The business customer-owned projects range in electric capacity from 42.5 kilowatts to 150 kilowatts.

The residential customer projects selected during this phase of the program are located in the following counties: Barry, Benzie, Calhoun, Eaton, Gratiot, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo and Newaygo. The customer-owned projects range in electricity capacity from 3.3 kilowatts to 20 kilowatts.

Consumers Energy will be conducting an information session from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on July 11 at the Harding Mott University Center on the University of Michigan's Flint campus for anyone interested in learning about customer-installed solar energy systems.

Speakers during the session will provide information on how customers can install their own solar energy systems.

Reservations are available at www.consumersenergy.com/EARP.

Published: Thu, Jul 4, 2013

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