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Michigan Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
107.01
National Ranking:
31st (32nd in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
16,100
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.10%
Solar Jobs:
4,118
Solar Companies in State:
225 (74 Manufacturers, 94 Installers/Developers, 53 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$168.45 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
668 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th)

2017-Q4-MI

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Notable Solar Installations in Michigan

  • The Watervliet Solar Power plant was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 4.6 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 692 Michigan homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Michigan have gone solar including Ford, General Motors and IKEA. IKEA has installed one of the largest such installations at their location in Canton. 6
  • At 1 MW, Domino Farms Solar in Ann Arbor is among the largest solar installations in Michigan. Completed in 2010, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 150 homes. 7

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Solar Companies in Michigan

Michigan State Solar Policy Resources

Michigan Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Michigan public utilities

Michigan State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in New Mexico

DSIRE Incentives Database – Michigan – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Michigan and across the United States

U.S. Energy Information Administration – Michigan State Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Michigan – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Michigan, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016

Number Of Installations
2,597