You haven’t heard much from ICET lately but we’ve been busy working quietly behind the scenes as we move forward on our Community Solar Garden for Grand Rapids Public Utility customers. We now have some big news to report! The GRPU recently hired Cliburn and Associates, a nationally known solar consulting solar firm to help us develop the best possible Community Solar Garden for Grand Rapids customers, one that will meet our specific needs. Jill Cliburn, lead consultant for the firm, recently spent a full day in Grand Rapids with GRPU staff and members of ICET to gather information and learn what makes our community unique. The completed CSG program design will be completed this fall, at which time the GRPU Commissioners will decide whether or not to proceed with the project and solicit bid for construction of a solar array in 2019!