The Michigan Public Service Commission has given the green light to a case settlement between Consumers Energy and independent solar companies that could dramatically increase solar power in Michigan.
Michigan currently has about 167 megawatts of capacity from solar, which is not a whole lot. Consumers Energy has agreed to buy 584 megawatts of additional solar from independent companies over the next four years.
Noah Hyte is with Cypress Creek Renewables, one of the companies party to the agreement. He says there's enough sun in Michigan to make it worthwhile to build lots of solar here.