top of page



Despite Michigan's gray weather, the state ranks surprisingly high in energy policies according to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).* A remarkable 78% of Michigan buildings are viable for solar panels, allowing three-quarters of residential, commercial and governmental structures to produce clean energy.
Unfortunately, the Great Lake state lags behind when it comes to solar power adoption rates. In comparison, wind accounts for almost two-thirds of total renewable energy production. However, currently installed systems are impressive; 590.6 MW of solar capacity is able to provide 93,000 households in the area enough electricity. 

4 Reasons Why It’s Worth Going Solar in Michigan


Add battery storage to your solar system so you can rely on clean energy and disconnect from the grid during outages.



Reduce your carbon footprint while harnessing the power of the sun. Solar panels take advantage of this by providing consistent, reliable power.



Solar power has many advantages over fossil fuels as a renewable energy source. It is a more viable option for your home, community, and the environment.



Due to the increasing popularity of solar-powered homes, they stand out, resulting in immense profits as they sell faster and at a higher value in the national real estate market.

Ready to go SOLAR

Claim the 30% solar tax credit on your solar investment.

Image by krakenimages

Available Solar Incentives Michigan

Incentives help lower the cost of your solar energy system. Those available in Michigan include:

  • Solar Tax Credit: Most solar energy installations are eligible for the Residential Clean Energy Credit, previously called the Solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC). Eligible homeowners can deduct up to 30% of their solar power system’s costs from their total tax liability for the year of installation.

  • State Property Tax Exemption: Solar has been shown to increase the value of your home. Michigan exempts this addition from your property taxes, meaning you don’t pay extra taxes because you got solar panels.

  • Local Utility Rebates: Some local electric cooperatives and municipal utilities may offer solar rebate programs to offset the cost of your renewable energy system even further.​

Switching to solar is easy with ORION

Orion Smart Power is one of the country’s fastest-growing companies. We actively install in twenty states. Not in one of these states?

Please contact us to see if we’re in your area.

bottom of page