The unique model would put utility bill savings from solar installation into a fund to help residents cover expenses such as medical bills or college tuition.
The two most important lawmakers on energy policy this session are optimistic about passing clean energy legislation, especially when it comes to energy efficiency.
State regulators dealt a setback to solar developers last month, but some think it could become a blessing in disguise.
In Kansas and Missouri, critics say the “energy choice” legislation is in direct conflict with cities’ commitments to transition from fossil fuels.
After considering municipalization, Ann Arbor officials are instead working with local lawmakers on a bill to authorize community choice aggregation.