Michigan is the 15th best in the country for return on investment of a residential solar array. This isn’t because we produce more than 35 other states; it is because the cost of our power is so high!
99% of homeowners in Michigan pay the utility company money every month to have electricity. What does that get you? The right to keep paying their bill, but with an average annual increase of 4% – 6% the next year, and the year after that, and the year after that...
The rest have realized that there is an alternative: they can quit paying the electric company for electricity, and instead invest it in a solar array to make their own electricity. After the system is paid for, you own it. The production warranty of the panels is 25 years, and it should produce electricity for 40 years.
Bottom Line: homeowners that switch to solar save tens of thousands of dollars, and don’t have to worry about rising energy costs.
The Many Benefits of Solar
Solar increases the value of your home and makes it more marketable, especially with a Pearl Certification. Adding solar panels to your roof shades it and can extend the life of your roof.
Adding solar to the grid helps stabilize the grid during periods of high usage. This can help to prevent power outages. Since the electric companies share the production of electricity with homeowners’ solar arrays, their plants don’t have to work so hard, thus they use less fossil fuel to produce energy and that helps the planet!
Is Solar Right for Me?
99% of the solar arrays in Michigan are called ‘grid-tied arrays.’ A house with a grid-tied solar array is still connected to the electric company because it uses the electric company as a sort of giant battery. This allows a Michigan homeowner to make extra electricity in the spring, summer, and fall. You use what you need, but the excess goes back to the grid for others to use. The electric company keeps track of the electricity you put back on the grid and holds on to it for when you need it – at night and during the short days of winter.
If the power from the electric company goes out and you have a grid-tied solar array without batteries, the system shuts down too. This is so utility people working on power lines don’t accidentally get electrocuted when they make repairs.
If you want to ensure you have power when the electricity from the power company goes out, Michigan Solar Solutions can install a battery back-up for you.
The Off-Grid Option
You can have solar power and not be connected to the electric company. This is called an off-grid solar array. Michigan Solar Solutions has a full-time engineer on staff that can help you design and implement an off-grid solution.
Why Choose Michigan Solar Solutions?
As a full-service solar installer since 2007, Michigan Solar Solutions (MSS) has installed hundreds of solar arrays across the state. We have more 5-Star ratings online than all of our competition combined, which means we probably have a happy customer near you. MSS has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau, and the Sierra Club of Michigan vetted us as a company their members can trust. We have factory trained and certified staff and are one of the few companies in Michigan with a fully staffed service department with remote monitoring capabilities.
Why do homeowners choose our company? We think it is because we do business based on the golden rule: we treat you like we would want to be treated.