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Michigan Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
30th (23rd in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
239 (75 Manufacturers, 101 Installers/Developers, 63 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$258.45 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,304 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th)
Number Of Installations


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SEIA Michigan State Solar Policy Priorities

  • Intervention in the DTE IRP, Interconnection reform docket, and PURPA-related dockets
  • In the legislature, engagement on community solar, NEM restoration, and property tax bill for utility-scale solar projects

For more information on SEIA's work in Michigan, please contact Sean Gallagher

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.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

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


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:


7SEIA, Solar Means Business: