Community solar is a great way to have the benefits of rooftop solar without the cost and maintenance.

How does it work?

We’ve teamed with SpartanSolar to build a community solar array on our Cassopolis property and provide panel subscriptions. A subscription entitles you to a share of the energy produced through the array. Plus you’ll get credits on your bill. There is nothing to install or maintain, and you can cancel at any time.

The array is planned to be completed by fall of 2018, but beginning in January, you will be able to subscribe to lease one or more panels.

However, you don’t have to wait until then to express interest. Simply submit your information via, and we’ll contact you early next year to discuss your contract and activation.


  • Subscription costs: $600/panel upfront cost or $10 monthly payments for five years
  • 15-year agreement
  • Credit of $.10/kWh generated

Offset your energy use with your own electric generation. Us what you need, sell what you don’t.

How Does it Work?

After you install your renewable energy generation system, we’ll install a special two-way meter that records how much electricity you use and how much you are putting on the grid. Every kWh you produce and use in your home is a kWh you don’t have to buy from us. If you use more than you produce, you will be billed for the difference. If you use less than you produce, you will be credited the full retail rate for the energy you provide to us in accordance with the applicable standard service tariff.


  • 10-year agreement
  • Retail offsets for kWh produced and used
  • 20kWh cap

If you are interested in participating, please fill out our Distributed Renewable Energy Generator Interconnection Application and email it to us at

Become a generator. Install a solar or wind system and sell all the electricity it produces to us.

How does it work?

You install a system (maximum 1 MW in size) on your property. We’ll install a meter on your system that tracks all the energy you produce. We buy all electricity at $0.10 per kWh. With this option, you area true energy supplier to your co-op. Additional engineering fees may apply.


  • 20-year agreement
  • $0.10/kWh generated and placed on grid
  • 1 MW cap
  • on premises

Questions? Feel free to give us a call at 800.492.5989, and we’d be happy to talk to you about how you can take advantage of these programs.