CIty council members approved an agreement with San Diego, Calif. based IPS group, Inc. for the installation of 10 solar powered parking meters for a six month trial run.

The test meters will be installed next month in the 300 block of Albert Avenue. Similar to meters on Michigan State University's campus, the new units will accept both coins and cards.

City parking administrator Dan O'Connor said the meters will be evaluated in March 2015 on a number of factors, including how the solar powered units perform in a Michiagn winter.  Here's the latest from the Lansing State Journal.