Renewable Energy Program
Renewable Energy Program

Innovation is at the heart of what we do at MEC and we recognize that emerging and renewable energy sources will continue to shape, even dramatically alter, the way we power our homes.

Our SpartanSolar-MEC 2,484 panel community solar array on our Cassopolis property will go live in Dec. 2018. However, you can sign up now to lease one or more panels and you will be billed in January after the array is live.


Renewables, while promising, remain a cost-intensive venture in residential applications. In geographic areas like ours, the number of sun-filled days might not generate enough energy to cover expenses, much less to sell electricity back to the local utility.

Our community solar array will give you the opportunity to participate in renewable energy without taking on the time, cost and ongoing maintenance to do it on your own. When you purchase a panel subscription, you will receive a bill credit for the solar power generated from that subscription. However, this investment will not yield significant savings on your electric bill. That’s not the intent. In fact, we predict that each panel will generate about $40 in account credits each year. The ultimate goal is to show our commitment to the future of energy while giving consumers an opportunity to participate in clean energy production.


  • Subscription costs: $600/panel upfront cost or $10 monthly payments for five years. Michigan residents who make the $600 one-time payment may receive a $150 per panel rebate on panels purchased by Dec. 31, 2018 (limited to 20 panels).
  • 15-year lease agreement
  • Credit of $.10/kWh generated
  • You can cancel at anytime

Credits will begin to accrue beginning on the first day of the month following enrollment  – once the array is live. The credits will appear on your bill immediately following the first full calendar month enrolled. Credits will continue to accrue for each full month of enrollment for a total of 15 years (180 months).


Visti SpartanSolar’s website to review the FAQs and sign up. One of our Solutions Agents will contact you within a few business days.

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


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
  • 20kW cap

If you are interested in participating, please review our Generator Interconnection Requirements and fill out our Distributed Renewable Energy Generator Interconnection Application and mail it back to us with the required materials.

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.