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Michigan Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2023

Written by Faith Foushee/

Edited by Hannah Hillson

Last updated 09/22/2023

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Key Points

  • Solar panels in Michigan may cost between $12,180 and $44,660.
  • The total cost of your solar system depends on installation, panel type, location, and other factors.
  • Solar incentives are available to reduce the total cost and support renewable energy adoption in Michigan.

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Solar power FAQs

  • Yes. Michigan receives plenty of sunlight, even during the winter, making solar energy a viable option. Solar power can lead to long-term savings on your electricity bills and reduce your home’s carbon footprint. The 30% federal tax credit and other Michigan solar programs help to lower the upfront costs. 

  • No. Michigan solar programs do not offer free panels. Solar is expensive, and any company offering free solar panels is a scam. Do not provide any personal information to companies claiming to offer free solar systems. 

  • If you install a 7 kW solar panel system in Michigan, you could recover the cost of your system and start saving on electricity bills in about 13 years. Your exact savings depends on system size, energy usage, and production. The installer will review your electricity bill from the past several months to determine what your yearly and lifetime savings may be.

  • SaveOnEnergy can help you find a solar installer in your area. Explore our best solar panel company guide to evaluate options in your area. Enter your information in the form on this page to connect with a solar advisor who will help guide you through the solar process. 

  • Yes. Solar energy is a renewable energy source because it comes from the sun. The process of converting the sun’s rays to usable power for your home does not release harmful greenhouse gasses. Other energy sources, such as coal and fossil fuels, are limited and pollute air and water. Using renewable sources instead of fossil fuel reduces emissions, leading to higher quality lives for humans and the environment. 

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Faith Foushee

Faith Foushee

Faith Foushee enjoys creative brainstorming, storytelling, and collaboration. Faith has a background in strategic communication and experience with technical writing. She is passionate about learning the ins and outs of the energy industry, especially green energy. Find her work on,, and connect on LinkedIn.

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edited by
Hannah Hillson

Hannah Hillson

Hannah Hillson is an editor and wordsmith with a decade of experience in the home services and energy industries. Apart from editing and writing, Hannah enjoys learning about energy solutions, renewable energy, and the deregulated market. Find her work on and connect on LinkedIn.

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