NEWS RELEASE: East Lansing Community Solar Park Offers Free Panels in Two Promotions

MI Community SolarNews Release

East Lansing Community Solar Park Offers Free Panels in Two Promotions

East Lansing, MI. – The first community solar park in the Greater Lansing Region is now leasing panels to Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) electric customers. For a limited time, two special promotions will be available to participants who sign up! These promotions are being offered by the project team, which includes Patriot Solar Group and Michigan Energy Options (MEO), an East Lansing-based nonprofit.

Solar Panel Freebie Promotion
BWL electric customers (residential and commercial) who sign up for five or more panels between August 1, 2017 and August 15, 2017 will be entered for a chance to receive one additional panel at no cost. Customers can improve their odds by leasing 10 or more panels to receive two entries. Existing lessees that have already signed up for five or more panels will be automatically entered into the promotion. Existing lessees with fewer than five panels may lease additional panels to become eligible. MEO is able to offer a total of 10 solar panels, at no cost to 10 unique customers. Names will be randomly chosen and announced on August 16, 2017.

Nonprofit Solar Panel Giveaway
MEO will donate 10 solar panels to one eligible nonprofit organization in the BWL electric service territory. Nonprofits must have 501(c)(3) status and submit a 200-400-word statement explaining how and why they would benefit from this donation. Submissions will be accepted August 1 – 15, 2017 via the website. The winner will be determined through public voting (August 16-31) and will be announced on September 1, 2017.

The MI Community Solar project allows customers in the BWL electric service territory the opportunity to support solar energy without having to install panels on their property. Solar supporters sign a 25-year lease and pay a single, upfront cost of $399 per panel. The BWL will provide a monthly on-bill credit to lessees, reflective of the amount of solar energy generated per panel.

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