Jackson Wins Big Solar Energy Contract

CREATED Oct. 11, 2011

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  • The city will generate solar energy to sell to Consumers Energy. The company says it had so many applicants that it used a Powerball-like process to pick the winners. Video by fox47news.com

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The city of Jackson has won a big contract, where it will generate solar energy to sell to Consumers Energy.

The city will install the solar power generators at its Wastewater Treatment Facility, and then get a monthly check as it sends the energy to consumers. The contract is good for 15 years.

Consumers Energy says it had so many applicants that it used a Powerball-like process to pick the winners.

Consumers Energy is planning to start a similar program for residential customers. The first contracts will likely be given out in January.