We Use Quality Manufactured, American-Made Solar Panels
Michigan Solar Solutions offers standard and premium solar panels to meet the customer's needs.
The majority of our panels are made in the USA and uses many materials made in Michigan in their product. At Michigan Solar Solutions, we vet all of our manufacturer's to ensure quality is provided to our customers. Most panels come with a 25-year warranty and are expected to provide you energy for 40+ years.
Types of Solar Panels
What’s the Difference Between Mono & Poly Crystalline Panels?
Michigan Solar Solutions has sold mono and poly-crystalline panels in the past. The difference between the two technologies is the orientation of the crystals in the panel. Poly (meaning many) has crystals that are grown in many different directions. Mono (meaning one) has crystals that are grown in only one direction, allowing electrons to flow easier through the crystal. The result is more electricity is produced in mono crystalline panels.
The vital thing to note is the actual value of the panel or how many watts it is rated to produce. The power rating of a panel is determined under "ideal" laboratory conditions. Weather conditions impact the actual power produced by a panel, time of year, dirt on the panels, voltage drops over copper wires and latitude on the Earth. All of these Real World factors impact the actual production of a panel. Don't be misled by some manufacturer's claims of higher efficiency panels. Most often, these claims only apply under laboratory conditions.
Thin Film Panels
Thin film solar panels are all but non-existent, except for specific applications such as solar powered calculators, etc. There was a period when standing-seam metal roofs would use thin-film solar material between the ribs. However, the efficiency improvements and drop in prices of the poly and mono panels all but drove them out of the market.
Solar shingles replace traditional roofs with a product that has solar panel material built into a conventional looking roof shingle. They have been manufactured by several companies over the past ten years, most notably Michigan's Dow-Corning, out of Midland.
For customers that prefer the look of solar shingles, Michigan Solar Solutions is an authorized installer of the RGS PowerHouse Shingles.
Michigan Solar Solutions provides a free solar analysis to help you choose the right solar panels for your home. We visit your home or business when you request us to, and we promise to never ‘high pressure’ sell you anything. We are here to help you, and we will make going solar easy with a complete turn-key system. We handle everything for you!