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BOSTON TWP, Mich — You probably have seen more of them recently. Solar energy use is rising in Michigan, and one couple in Ionia County, swears by it.

“They came out and it was like… No way, would we pass up this opportunity,” explained Julie Longway. “It was just too good to be true.”

For more than 4 years, Julie and her family have been saving money, by having solar panels.

The Longway family’s solar panels

As Julie explained, the energy generated by her solar panels is sent directly to Consumers Energy.

“They’d buy a certain amount, and we get a small portion, which last year, we ended up having a negative,” explained Julie.

A negative balance isn’t bad in this case— the opposite, actually, if you’re looking to save a buck.

It means the solar panels are producing more energy than the house needs and it can make those monthly bills something to look forward to—

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