Clean Energy and Sustainability

Buena Vista Charter Township is currently engaged with the Michigan Green Communities Challenge. It is our intention to obtain Bronze or Silver level certification in early 2024.

MGC Logo

Buena Vista Charter Township is also currently engaged with the U.S. Department of Energy's SolSmart Program. We plan on becoming a Bronze level certified community in the near future.


SolSmart Program

SolSmart Commitment Letter

Buena Vista Charter Township Solar Ordinance

Solar Incentives for Residents and Businesses in Buena Vista Charter Township:

Federal Solar Tax Credits

Residential Clean Energy Tax Credit

Consumers Energy Michigan Renewable Energy Credit

Consumers Energy Energy Efficiency Rebates and Programs

Consumers Energy Small Business Energy Efficiency

Tax Credit for Solar and Wind Facilities in Low Income Communities

Solar Owner Guidelines/Consumer Protection:

Consumer Solar Checklist

Solar Owner's Manual

Solar Energy Industries Association

Solar Customer Resource Portal

Homeowner's Guide to Going Solar (U.S. Department of Energy)

Michigan Clean Energy and Jobs Act (Passed November 2023):

Senate Bill 271

Senate Bill 273

Senate Bill 502

Senate Bill 519

House Bill 5120/5121

Under the Michigan Clean Energy and Jobs Act of 2023, residential homeowners and solar developers do not need to obtain final permitting approval from the Michigan Public Service Commission for solar projects that have a capacity of 50 Megawatts or less. Each electrical provider regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission must achieve a renewable energy credit portfolio of of at least 15% through 2027, 50% in 2030 through 2034, 80% in 2035 through 2039 and a 100% clean energy portfolio by 2040.

MDARD Policy for Allowing Commercial Solar Panel Development on PA 116 Lands

Solar Companies who Install Residential Rooftop Solar in Saginaw County:

Energy Sage


NABCEP Professionals Directory Michigan

Buena Vista Charter Township Online Solar Map:

Google's Project Sunroof

ATTENTION ALL POTENTIAL SOLAR INSTALLERS: Buena Vista Charter Township's Solar Facilities Ordinance requires all rooftop mounted solar energy systems to be limited to five (5) feet above roof surface and not to exceed the roof ridge. Ground mounted solar energy solar energy systems are limited to fifteen (15) feet in height. Please ensure all proposed models and installations meet this requirement in order to pass building and electrical inspections.

EV Incentives:

EV Charger Rebates from Consumers Energy

EV Charger Rebates from the Department of Energy

1160 South Outer Drive
Saginaw, MI 48601
(989) 754-6536