Attention Lansing residents! Did you know that the Lansing Board of Water & Light (BWL) offers many energy efficiency rebate programs to customers who are residential homeowners and renters? Below are the rebates available:

Electric bicycles

Household appliances

Solar installations

Electric vehicles

Energy Star appliances

Heating & cooling

Appliance recycling


As native Michiganders, we are a trusted solar installer in our great state and help homeowners to take control of their energy future. While there are great statewide incentives such as the 30% Federal Tax Credit, Lansing people who want to ‘go green’ have many great options to work with. Let’s delve into a few and also check out how Stellar Solar can help you to get solar in Lansing. 

Electric Bicycle Rebates

BWL is encouraging customers to explore the benefits of e-bikes with a new rebate program offering $300-$1,200 for standard e-bikes and $500-$1,500 for cargo e-bikes. This initiative was developed with the League of Michigan Bicyclists. Fun fact, BWL was one of the first utilities in the state to support e-bike adoption. 

Household appliances

Actually, a range of home use electric appliances qualify for BWL incentives. For instance, a rebate of $25 could be available for those who buy electric trimmers and chainsaws, whether for personal or business purposes. 

Meanwhile, those opting for electric push mowers could see rebates ranging from $50 to $150, and a substantial $1,000 rebate might be obtainable for purchasers of electric riding mowers.

Solar installations

BWL is incentivizing the adoption of solar energy by offering a rebate for solar photovoltaic (PV) system installations. Customers who invest in solar PV systems can take advantage of a $500 rebate for each kilowatt of installed capacity, with the potential to earn up to a maximum of $2,000. To participate, customers can submit their application for the solar rebate program here.

This is where our Stellar Solar team can help. We help our customers to leverage the financial benefits of BWL’s rebate program, while also receiving top-tier service and expertise on everything solar, battery, and energy-efficiency related. Stellar Solar’s reputation for quality installations, customer service, and reliable support makes us the preferred choice for homeowners looking to maximize their investment in solar technology. 

We help Michiganders to install solar PV systems professionally and efficiently, allowing them to enjoy the full range of benefits that come with harnessing the power of the sun!

Electric Vehicles

BWL has introduced a rebate program specifically designed to support residential customers who are transitioning to electric vehicles (EVs). Under this program, BWL provides a rebate of $1,000 to residential customers who install a Level 2 EV charging station at their homes. 

Keep in mind that the Level 2 charging station can be seen as a smart investment for those looking to maximize their EV’s battery life and minimize charging times, as it provides a faster and more efficient charge compared to Level 1 chargers. This offer is available to customers who have either purchased or leased a new EV. We recommend checking out the BWL Electric Vehicles website for further detail.

Energy Star Lighting

Residential BWL customers can save money upfront by earning rebates on qualified appliances with the ENERGY STAR logo. These energy-efficient products reduce initial costs but also lead to long-term savings on energy bills. 

Look for the ENERGY STAR logo on home appliances. To apply for rebates, review the Hometown Energy Savers® Residential Rebate Application (to ensure eligibility), then submit your application online to receive your rebate check. Actually, BWL has a virtual home energy assessment tool that you can use. Check out the Energy Advisor and Interactive EnergyHome tools at your discretion. 

Heating & Cooling 

Did you know that heating and cooling expenses typically make up around half of an average home’s energy expenditure? As it happens, you might benefit from the Hometown Energy Savers rebate program by investing in qualified high-efficiency heating and cooling systems for your residence.

This is why it’s worth looking into the $500 rebate for ENERGY STAR whole home dehumidifiers purchased on or after January 1, 2022. Check out the BWL website for further details. If you have additional questions, we are always available to help our customers on their path to energy efficiency and renewable energy in general! 

Lansing Solar Installer

At Stellar Solar Michigan, we are headquartered in Royal Oak and have a satellite office in Suttons Bay. With over 25 years of experience in rooftop and ground mount solar installations, as well as battery storage solutions for both residential and commercial clients, we are proud to be the most experienced solar installer in Michigan.

Our leadership team is deeply rooted in the state, with extensive knowledge and experience in the solar industry. Our team has a diverse range of backgrounds. We have union surveyors, electrical engineers, snowmobile manufacturers, hunters, and Great Lakes surfers!

As Michigan natives, we are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality solar and battery storage solutions. Our team presents solar and battery storage options in an educated, no-pressure manner. 

In addition to our solar installation services, we also offer a range of battery storage solutions to help our clients maximize their energy independence and resilience. Our battery storage solutions work seamlessly with our solar installations, providing our clients with a complete energy solution that meets their needs and budget.

We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible solutions for their energy needs, and we help them save money on their energy bills. We also offer a range of financing options to help our clients make the transition to solar and battery storage more affordable. Our team will work with you to find the best financing solution for your needs.

We also offer ongoing monitoring and maintenance services to ensure that your solar and battery storage systems are operating at peak efficiency, and we are always available to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact us today to learn more!