Resources for Solar Projects in Local Michigan Communities
About The Michigan Energy Office
The U.S. Department of Energy provides each state with a grant to operate a State Energy Office. The Michigan Energy Office (MEO) educates, assists and provides resources to Michigan consumers (i.e. citizens, businesses, local governments and non-profit organizations) to help them effectively capitalize on their energy efficiency and renewable energy-related assets.
Michigan Solar Energy Resources
Solar technologies directly harness energy from the sun. Solar technologies include photovoltaic systems that convert sunlight to electricity, solar hot water systems that heat water for swimming pools and buildings, and solar space heating systems that provide heat for buildings. Solar Power Installed in Michigan
The "Resources for Solar Projects in Local Michigan Communities" website is designed specifically to help local decision makers enhance their ability to effectively combine innovation with intent and capacity to develop their local energy resources.
The Michigan Energy Office has compiled a variety of resources to assist communities and businesses in pursuing solar energy-related projects, including sample zoning guidelines, studies, incentive programs, and other guidance documents, below.
For additional information regarding solar energy in Michigan, please review the links below:
SOLAR ENERGY OVERVIEW
INSTALLED SOLAR PV IN MICHIGAN
Introduction, history, and resources on solar energy in Michigan
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides data on solar Photovoltaic (PV) installations across the U.S. For data on Michigan PV installations please review this link.
SOLAR ENERGY BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Resources, financing tools, and development groups for Michigan solar businesses
SOLAR ENERGY ZONING AND PERMITTING RESOURCES
Reports and resources related to solar zoning, permitting, and planning
SOLAR ENERGY EMPLOYMENT & EDUCATION
Solar-related jobs and employment opportunities
MICHIGAN COMMUNITY SOLAR GUIDEBOOK
The information, tools, and resources contained in this guidebook provide a basic framework for Community Solar in Michigan. This report is intended to assist a variety of groups in understanding the options available and the steps necessary to plan and implement successful Community Solar projects.