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Michigan Solar

Data Current Through:
Q2 2020
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
36th (31st in 2019)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
31,658 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
174 (59 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 45 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$395.04 million
Prices have fallen
38% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,412 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st)
Number Of Installations:

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SEIA Michigan State Solar Policy Priorities & Highlights

  • Intervention in the DTE IRP to address concerns over low addition of solar over the next five years, among others
  • Contested a settlement in the Consumers IRP proceeding at the Michigan PSC to advocate for resolution of PURPA QF issues
  • 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 Nakhia Morrissette

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 SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Michigan, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Michigan, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Michigan State Solar Policy Resources

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

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

Michigan Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Michigan, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Panel Cost in Michigan - Learn about the history of solar policy in Michigan, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Michigan - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Michigan to see what programs you can benefit from

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