Pearl Certification

Pearl Certification - Blog Michigan Solar Solutions - New-Header-1024x309Michigan Solar Solutions is Pearl Certified!

Only the network of elite, highly-quality contractors can offer Pearl Certification. Michigan Solar Solutions is the only Pearl Certified solar contractor in Michigan. In other words, you can have peace of mind that Michigan Solar Solutions is the right choice. Thanks to our partnership with Pearl Certification, we’re able to bring you even more benefits that increase the efficiency and value of your home. Choosing high-performing systems has always been a smart decision. It’s even more important now! A recent study found that Pearl-certified homes command a 5% sales price premium and solar installations can add $4 per watt of installed photovoltaic capacity to the sales price. Many homeowners and buyers are looking beyond aesthetics to prioritize home features that make the home comfortable and healthy and save on utility bills. According to Zillow, nearly half of homebuyers now seek energy-efficient features when they’re shopping for homes. While you enjoy the improved comfort and energy efficiency of your home, MSS provides a Pearl Certification Report highlighting the added value of solar,  in Michigan's real estate markets. Through our relationship with Pearl, we ensure that the upgrades you’ve chosen—are documented and certified by an independent third party. Pearl’s certification system shows you how your home performs and the steps you can take to enhance that performance. Each improvement a Pearl Certified Professional makes to your home can earns a Pearl Certification. Pearl Certification tells future home buyers that your home is different from the rest. . . .it's better. . . and that’s important! So look to Michigan Solar Solutions, your local Pearl Advantage contractor, from Grand Rapids to Alpena to Monroe and everywhere in between (Michigan's lower peninsula,) to help you create a healthier, more comfortable living space. Contact MSS to see how you can tap the power of Pearl. Pearl Certication, BPI, Appraisal Institute, Energy Star, U.S. Department of Energy, National Association of Realtors

Winter Solar Production: What to Expect

To maximize your system’s energy production this winter, there are a couple of things you can do: 1. After a large snowfall, brush off and expose a portion of each panel. The panels will begin to produce energy and warm up melting...

Benefits of Solar Power for Schools and Universities

Most people only think of home or business uses of solar panels. Homeowners use solar panels to cover their electric bills. Businesses use alternative energy for many reasons, including being able to use the “going green” label. There...

Why Going Green with Solar Power is Good for Business

With the rise of alternative energy, there are even more options available to residential and commercial customers. Solar power provides many benefits for business owners, including increasing their value. This post will go through the top...

MSS Partners with Michigan State University Students at the Solar Decathlon Design Competition

In April, a group of 5 Michigan State University students traveled to Golden, Colorado to present their research in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Design Competition. The Solar Decathlon is a worldwide collegiate competition where students are faced with global sustainability issues and teams work to design energy efficient residences, work places, schools, and more that will appeal to their intended market.

Welcome to Our New Website!

  We've added great new features and updated our content to bring you the most up to date information about our company.  Check back often for updates.

NEW RGS Solar Shingles!

Michigan Solar Solutions is proud to announce our new product line, RGS POWERHOUSE™ Solar Shingles! MSS is proud to have been chosen as RGS's premier partner in the state and is excited to sell a product that was originally developed by...

DTE Requests 9.1% rate increase

According to an article in Crain’s Detroit, DTE submitted a rate increase of 9.1% for residential customers and 4.3% for commercial customers.  Industry professionals anticipate other electric companies in Michigan to follow...

Statewide Solar Home Tours

Learn About Solar From Your Neighbor 23nd Annual Michigan Solar Home Tour and Open House Coming to a Community Near You  LANSING – On October 6, the Great Lakes Renewable Energy Association (GLREA) is sponsoring the 23nd Annual Michigan Solar...

Emergency Power System: Grid-Hybrid

Michigan Solar Solutions wants to help homeowners to understand the value of having an emergency power system. The story below is meant to help homeowners understand what options are available and what benefits each option offers. As evening...

Solar: Is it right for you NOW?

You may have read our previous blog Is Solar Right For Me?  In that blog, we provide a lot of information showing why everyone should be looking at solar.  Financially, it just makes sense - long term.  But, there are...

MSS Welcomes two new staff members

Michigan Solar Solutions welcomes two new staff members to its ranks.   Mikki Blinke has joined our Operations department and will become the primary contact for customer service.  Prior to joining MSS, she worked as an office...
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