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Solar Gardens Sunrise

Now Non-Profits Can Provide Renewable Energy Bill Credits to Qualified Schools and Customers

The Solar Gardens Sunrise program is open to all organizations with a non-profit status that serve low-income residential customers or schools.

How It Works


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Establish Screening Process

Your organization must have processes in place to screen customers to ensure they meet the income eligibility requirements of the program.

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Pay for Solar Block Subscriptions

Your non-profit organization pays for SolarBlock subscriptions through grants or fund-raising activities.

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Assign Solar Block Subscriptions

Your organization assigns SolarBlock subscriptions to eligible income qualified customers or schools who are full service electric customers served by Consumers Energy.

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Customers Receive Bill Credits for 3 Years

Qualified customers who are assigned SolarBlocks by your organization receive the same bill credits as our Solar Gardens customers for 3 years without paying any subscription fee.

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After 3 Years You can Choose to Reassign Solar Blocks

After 3 years, your organization may choose to rotate the subscribed blocks to another qualified family or school.

Click Here for Terms and Conditions

PLEASE NOTE: To participate your organization needs an approved process for determining that income qualified participants to whom you choose to assign bill credits meet the income guidelines outlined below.

Assistance Income Qualification Guidelines
Number of Household Members Maximum Income to Qualify
1 $25,520
2 $34,480
3 $43,440
4 $52,400
5 $61,360
6 $70,320
Each additional household member add $8,960

Interested in Applying for the Program? Have Questions? Click the Links Below to Contact Our Team.

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Email a Member of Our Team at solargardens@cmsenergy.com

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Call Us at
800-241-3368

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