How to Benefit from Choosing a Local Solar Company

local solar companyWhen it comes to selecting the right solar company to design, procure and install an array for your home or business, you have many options. There are some key things to look for in a solar contractor such as the company itself, their values, experience and products/services offered. However, a major consideration is, “Do I choose a local or national solar company?”

While many believe it’s better to choose a national company because of their brand name and status in the industry, working with a company in your community is often a better choice. Why? Let’s discuss.

Benefits of a Local Solar Installation Company

Knowledge of Policies, Laws and Regulations

One of the biggest benefits is that they have a deeper knowledge of solar policies and regulations, utility company information, building codes and more specific to your area. Compared to national companies that serve many regions, choosing a specialist where you live or work will make the process of going solar faster and easier.


Like any large brand, it’s more difficult to work with customers directly. Conversely, smaller brands have much more flexibility when it comes to client facing customer service. Aside from new COVID-19 health standards and procedures, a local solar company is more likely to work with you face-to-face and visit a home or business for a site evaluation. National companies are naturally more driven by making their sales quota rather than making sure they meet your needs. Communication and support with a company in your own community is naturally more direct. Make the process more personal with a better flow of communication and support by working with a local company, like us.


Many local solar companies have in-house installation teams, sales teams, customer service associates and engineers, like Michigan Solar Solutions. This allows solar customers to once again have more direct contact with the contractor. Plus, you will know exactly who you’re working with as opposed to having a third-party subcontracted installation crew on the job.

National companies will come to a market when incentives are good and leave when it no longer benefits their bottom line.  This leaves customers without a company to honor their warranty.  Local companies are left servicing systems installed by national companies.  Local companies are here to stay.  

Community Impact

You will be helping a small business to flourish which leads to economic growth in your community. Once going solar, individuals will pay less in electricity bills and this savings can be reinvested into your community also. Additionally, you will be supporting a company that works to better your area’s carbon emissions with clean energy.

When you choose to work with a local solar installation company, you will reap the benefits of hiring solar policy experts who are able to work with you directly and who care about your needs and your communities'. Michigan Solar Solutions is a full-service local company that provides solar solutions to Michigan’s lower-peninsula. See how we can help your home or business go solar today!

Guide to Choosing the Right Solar Installer

If you or another business is interested in having an undeniable impact on your triple bottom line give us a call for a free consultation to see if solar is right for you! Call (248) 923-3456 or request a Free Online Solar Analysis for Your Business.

Michigan Solar Solutions is a commercial and residential solar installer and electrical contractor that has served the lower peninsula of Michigan since 2007. We have installed thousands of panels and have a happy customer near you, check out what our customers think of us Guild Quality.

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Allison Schmuecker, Marketing Communications Specialist

Written by Allison Schmuecker, Marketing Communications Specialist

Allison is creative marketer that specializes in digital marketing, content creation and website development. She is passionate about sustainability and the solar industry and has participated in the Solar Decathlon Competition at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Allison has a degree in Marketing and a minor in Graphic Design from Michigan State University.

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