On paper, the state of Michigan might be encouraging residents and businesses to install solar power systems with its solar rebate and incentive programs. But the state officials must rethink their property tax laws if they really want to promote alternative energy use in Michigan.
DTE Energy is offering incentives through its Solar Currents Program to customers who install solar photovoltaic systems with a capacity of at least 1 kilowatt and a maximum of 20 kW.
A relevant financial support or incentive offered and endorsed by the government of the state of Minnesota is the state’s Renewable Development Fund. This production incentive is applicable to the commercial, residential, non-profit, tribal councils sectors. Minnesota offers an incentive of 1.0¢ to 1.5¢ per kilowatt-hour (kWh). This is for the electricity produced by hydro-facilities […]
In October 2008, Michigan enacted legislation requiring the Michigan Public Service Commission (PSC) to establish a statewide net metering program for renewable-energy systems such as Photovoltaics, Landfill Gas, Wind, Biomass, Hydroelectric, Municipal Solid Waste, Anaerobic Digestion, Small Hydroelectric, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy. The new program replaces the state’s current net metering program which was based […]