Michigan-based Consumers Energy has opened applications to its business electric customers to participate in the utility's next phase of its solar energy program, the Experimental Advance Renewable Program (EARP).
This program allows electric customers to sell the output of customer-owned solar generating systems to Consumers Energy for a fixed price over a contract length of 15 years. Applications for this next phase of the EARP must be submitted by March 29.
More information about the program is available here. Approximately 100 customers have installed their own solar energy systems during previous phases of this program, Consumers Energy notes.