More Michigan Rebates
WPPI Solar Rebates
WPPI Energy is a regional power company serving 51 customer-owned electric utilities. Through WPPI Energy, these public power utilities share resources and own generation facilities to provide reliable, affordable electricity to more than 192,000 homes and businesses in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan and Iowa.
The maximum rebate amount is $10,000. WPPI Energy calculates rebates based on the amount of electricity the system will deliver, measured in kilowatt hours (kWh). Since this will vary with location, it is worth having a look at the PV Watts energy calculation program to see what sort of power a system might generate. For example, a 3kW system located in Detroit would generate on average 3438 kWh over 12 months. Depending on the installation (see below) this system could quality for as much as the full $10,000 grant or as little as $6,900.
The rebate amount is affected by the type of building and installation involved:
For systems incorporated into new buildings a rebate of $3 per kWh is available.
New Installations On Old Buildings:
Installations on pre-existing buildings can be undertaken by either a certified installer or a non-certified installer. Certified installations attract a rebate amount of $2.50 per kWh and non-certified installations attract $2 per kWh.
Michigan Personal Property Tax Exemption
Residents receive a 100% personal property tax exemption on the installation of any qualifying Michigan solar power or other renewable energy installation. This means the State will not raise the property value based on the installation.
The Michigan solar power rebates available through WPPI Energy are generous and cover the range of needs for your home. Couple this with the personal property tax exemption and the now uncapped federal tax credit and you could find yourself with quite a cheap solar system that will serve you well for many years.