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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.


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 gives 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, the subscription 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 up to 20 panels purchased by Nov. 30, 2019.
  • 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. 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.

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


You install a system on your property. We’ll install a meter on your system that tracks all the energy you produce. We buy all electricity at $0.06 per kWh. With this option, you are a true energy supplier to your co-op. Additional engineering fees may apply.


  • 20-year agreement
  • $0.06/kWh generated and placed on grid
  • 100 kW cap
  • On premises

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the attached 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.