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Michigan Solar Incentives: Tax Credits & Rebates Guide 2024
  • Written by Faith Foushee
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  • Edited by Jamie Cesanek
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  • Last updated 02/19/2024

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Key Points

  • Solar panels in Michigan cost an average of $24,360.
  • The total cost of your rooftop 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, solar panels are worth it in Michigan. The state 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, reduce your home’s carbon footprint, and increase your home value. The 30% federal tax credit and other Michigan solar programs offset 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.  

  • Yes. Your exact savings depends on system size, energy usage, and production. If you install a 6 kW solar panel system in Michigan, you could recover the cost of your system and start saving on electricity bills in about 12 years. 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 near you. Answer a few questions 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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