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Solar Energy in Michigan

Solar Panels in Michigan

There are currently at least 263 solar panel installations throughout the state of Michigan right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Michigan

The average monthly solar radiation level in Michigan's capital city, Lansing, of 4.26 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 14% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Michigan values listed here are based on the capital, Lansing.

Solar Radiation in Michigan

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Michigan solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Michigan values listed here are based on the capital, Lansing.

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Solar Installs in Michigan

Solar Panel Installations in Michigan

A look at solar installs in Michigan. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in MI vs. the cumulative install total of rest of MI counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Michigan

There are currently at least 263 solar panel installations throughout the state of Michigan right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Michigan
    • Oakland County: 36 solar installs
    • Wayne County: 35 solar installs
    • Kent County: 22 solar installs
    • Washtenaw County: 14 solar installs
    • Grand Traverse County: 13 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 143 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Michigan

Michigan Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Michigan averaged 15.40 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was approximately 21% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [2]

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Michigan Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Michigan averaged $9.16 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was about 20% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [3]

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More about Michigan

About Michigan

Michigan ranks 10th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 9,883,640. [4]

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Solar Energy in MI

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Michigan, or for additional solar-related resources in MI, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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