Cost of solar in Lansing, MI

Electricity Consumption in Lansing

Electricity Consumption by Michigan residents averages 688 kWh per month. It ranks #36 in the nation for savings from installing solar panels on the home.

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Solar power in Lansing, Michigan

Consumer Energy offers their Lansing customers net metering. Consumer Energy will pay its solar customers for any excess electricity their solar systems generate at the avoided cost rate of electricity. The avoided cost rate is less than the retail rate of electricity, but it is still extra money in your pocket that you can apply to your electric bill. 

Lansing residents can also take advantage of the federal solar tax credit. The tax credit is equal to 30% of the cost of a solar system and is applied to your federal income taxes. In some cases, you may be able to wipe out your entire tax bill for a year! The combination of the federal tax credit and Consumer Energy’s net metering program can provide you with a great return on investment on a solar system installation in Michigan! 

Even if you are not convinced about solar we recommend that at the very least you use the solar panel calculator for Lansing to find out:

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Solar power in Michigan

The average cost of installing residential solar panels in Lansing, Michigan in 2020 is $2.58 per watt. The average system size in the US is 6 kilowatts, which means the average price of a solar system in Lansing, MI is $12,900. (before claiming 26% tax credit and other rebates)

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Facts about installing a 7.98kW solar system in Lansing, MI

This system would offset 100% of your energy usage if your typical monthly bill is $108, however your situation may vary so try our Lansing solar calculator to get a result tailored to you.


Net cost of system
Cash - after 26% solar tax credit

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Average payback time


Annual power production


levilized cost of solar energy


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The forecast average utility price over the next 25 years

Cash flow graph based on cash purchase of this 7.98kW system

Life-time savings on this system over the next 25 years


(Prices shown after repayments of capital)



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Average total cost of solar panel installation in Michigan

System Size Cash purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
Financed purchase
After 26% solar tax credit
3kw $6,016 $6,497
4kw $7,903 $8,535
5kw $9,694 $10,470
6kw $11,455 $12,372
7kw $13,105 $14,154
8kw $14,741 $15,920
9kw $16,250 $17,550
10kw $17,760 $19,181


Going solar in Michigan

Check out all of the ways energy providers of Michigan can help you be more energy efficient and save money.

The following programs are available:
Incentive Name Eligibility Type
Residential Renewable Energy Tax Credit Federal Personal Tax Credit
Net Metering State Net Metering

Please keep in mind that the best source of up-to-date information on incentives are the solar installers who specialize in your area.