Legislation advances clean energy future, empowering Michigan homeowners to use solar energy  

LANSING, Mich. (October 4, 2023) This week, Sen. Rosemary Bayer (D-West Bloomfield) introduced legislation, Senate Bill 558, that allows residents to install solar panels on their property without interference from homeowners’ associations so long as the solar panels are not placed in common areas or on shared roofs. This will help alleviate the burden some Michiganders face when installing and adopting solar energy systems into their homes.

“As our nation moves toward an energy-driven future, it is critical that we look to Michiganders first for their input — allowing them to make the necessary choices that work best for themselves and their families,” said Sen. Bayer. “This legislation is a necessary step in enabling Michiganders to take control of their energy destiny — specifically by implementing local solutions, by reducing their energy cost and increasing their energy resilience.”

The usage of solar energy as a power source is becoming increasingly popular across the United States. The Michigan legislature is working to build and promote cost-effective clean energy practices and enable our citizens to participate in a lower cost, higher reliability and clean energy future.