Consumers Energy is moving forward with plans to add new sources of renewable energy in Michigan by launching a community solar program called Solar Gardens.
Solar Gardens is the first program of its kind for Consumers Energy, which is Michigan's largest utility and a principal subsidiary of CMS Energy.
Grand Valley State University in Ottawa County and Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo County are potential sites for solar facilities that could start operating next year.
Consumers Energy customers can start enrolling in the Solar Gardens program later this year. More information can be found here.