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Michigan Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
113.51
National Ranking:
33rd (23rd in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
17,782
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.15%
Solar Jobs:
4,134
Solar Companies in State:
233 (81 Manufacturers, 95 Installers/Developers, 53 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$189.43 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
509 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th)
Number Of Installations
3,096

2017-YIR-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

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Michigan

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Michigan, based on real price data from solar quotes.

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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

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

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