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Michigan-based Consumers Energy says it has selected 13 solar projects planned by two business and nine residential customers to move forward as part of the utility's ongoing implementation of the state's energy reform law.

The random-selection process for these qualified applicants is part of the company's Experimental Advanced Renewables Program (EARP). The program provides for the long-term purchase of renewable energy generated by solar energy systems owned by electric customers.

Business customer projects selected during this phase include two General Motors Co. projects located in Genesee County and a project owned by Courter Farms Land LLC, based in Gratiot County. The business-customer-owned projects range in electric capacity from 42.5 kW to 150 kW.

The residential customer projects selected during this phase of the program are located in the following counties: Barry, Benzie, Calhoun, Eaton, Gratiot, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo and Newaygo. The customer-owned projects range in electricity capacity from 3.3 kW to 20 kW.

Consumers Energy says its program currently has contracts in place to purchase renewable energy from 191 customer-owned solar generators as part of the utility's renewable energy plan.

More information about EARP is available here.

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