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Communities like Muskegon Heights, Michigan benefit from switch to solar

Guest Post by: Rep. Terry Sabo and Sen. Jon Bumstead Muskegon Heights officials recently powered up new solar panels installed on the community’s public works buildings – part of a multi-phased plan to convert half of the municipality’s buildings to solar power. Although the day was overcast, it was still a momentous occasion because solar ...

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Energy experts call on MPSC to conduct a new Value of Solar study

Brief in Consumers’ rate case demonstrates how solar customers are undervalued Lansing, MI — Clean energy advocates submitted briefs in the Consumers Energy rate case today, calling on the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) to conduct a Value of Solar study to determine a fair rate for energy that customer-owned solar systems provide the electric ...


Net Metering

Like rollover minutes for a cell phone, net metering gives solar energy customers full credit on their utility bills for the excess clean power they contribute to the grid.

This simple billing arrangement is one of the most important state policies for helping Americans generate their own power from the sun. By encouraging private investment in local solar power, it’s creating jobs, reducing utility costs, and building a cleaner energy future for us all.