Solar Panels In Michigan

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Michigan

The actual cost per watt will vary from county to county in Michigan. The price ranges below are range based on the average price per watt of $3.01.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $3.01 $13,545.00 $18,060.00 $22,575.00
8 kWs $3.01 $18,060.00 $24,080.00 $30,100.00
10 kWs $3.01 $22,575.00 $30,100.00 $37,625.00
12 kWs $3.01 $27,090.00 $36,120.00 $45,150.00
14 kWs $3.01 $31,605.00 $42,140.00 $52,675.00
16 kWs $3.01 $36,120.00 $48,160.00 $60,200.00

Please remember, these prices are based on the overall average price per watt in the entire state of Michigan. The actual price may be a bit higher or lower depending on your city.

Solar Panel Rebates In Michigan

Did you know there are at least 55 solar panel rebates available in Michigan. This means that in addition to the 26% federal tax credit, you can save even more with Michigan solar rebates. Click below to view all of the solar rebates you can apply for.

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Michigan Solar Panels By City

Cities In Michigan Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in Michigan are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make Michigan a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in Michigan below.

  • Ann Arbor
    Sunlight kWh957.95kWh
    % Qualified71.47%
    Med. kW Potential8.5kW
  • Canton
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified93.47%
    Med. kW Potential11.5kW
  • Clinton Township
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified89.16%
    Med. kW Potential11.75kW
  • Dearborn
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified78.21%
    Med. kW Potential5.5kW
  • Dearborn Heights
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified79.80%
    Med. kW Potential6.75kW
  • Detroit
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified73.30%
    Med. kW Potential5.25kW
  • Farmington Hills
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified81.49%
    Med. kW Potential12.25kW
  • Flint
    Sunlight kWh936.7kWh
    % Qualified69.65%
    Med. kW Potential5.25kW
  • Grand Rapids
    Sunlight kWh937.55kWh
    % Qualified71.41%
    Med. kW Potential6.25kW
  • Lansing
    Sunlight kWh937.6746312718kWh
    % Qualified68.33%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Livonia
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified78.44%
    Med. kW Potential9.75kW
  • Novi
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified92.10%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW
  • Pontiac
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified70.54%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Rochester Hills
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified84.78%
    Med. kW Potential11kW
  • Roseville
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified86.47%
    Med. kW Potential7.5kW
  • Royal Oak
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified65.22%
    Med. kW Potential5.75kW
  • Saginaw
    Sunlight kWh936.7kWh
    % Qualified72.07%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Saint Clair Shores
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified82.93%
    Med. kW Potential7kW
  • Shelby charter Township
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified87.10%
    Med. kW Potential13kW
  • Southfield
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified71.63%
    Med. kW Potential11.5kW
  • Sterling Heights
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified92.41%
    Med. kW Potential11.75kW
  • Taylor
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified77.74%
    Med. kW Potential7.25kW
  • Troy
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified87.77%
    Med. kW Potential12kW
  • Warren
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified85.96%
    Med. kW Potential9.25kW
  • Waterford Township
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified71.99%
    Med. kW Potential8.75kW
  • West Bloomfield Township
    Sunlight kWh951.15kWh
    % Qualified82.70%
    Med. kW Potential12.5kW
  • Westland
    Sunlight kWh952kWh
    % Qualified80.29%
    Med. kW Potential8.25kW
  • Wyoming
    Sunlight kWh937.55kWh
    % Qualified69.88%
    Med. kW Potential7.75kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Michigan

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Michigan? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

How much does it cost to lease solar panels?

The cost to lease a solar panel system depends on many factors including your location, your credit, and the size of system you will need, but the average ranges from about $75 – $250 per month. The best way to find out is to speak to a solar panel installer in your area. Click here to start an online solar panel quote now.

Why are flexible solar panels less efficient?

Flexible solar panels are limited in the materials they can be made from. Rigid solar panels can be made with more efficient components, and are generally thicker, which means more material to interact with solar rays and produce electricity.

How much does it cost to clean solar panels?

The prices range greatly depending on the size of the solar panel system that needs cleaning, the panel’s location, and the angle of your roof. The harder it is to get up to and reach your panels the more you can expect to pay. In general, costs can range from $20 – $30 per panel, but will depend on the specific company you contract.

How are solar panels made?

Solar panels are comprised of an array of solar cells (photovoltaic cells). These cells, made of silicon semiconductors, absorb sunlight to create electricity and then transfer the energy into the inverter. The cells are then networked together inside of a case along with some other components to create the panel. You can read more about how a solar panel is made in this article.

How long does it take to break even on solar panels?

The time it takes to break even on your solar panel investment will depend on a number of things including the total cost for your system, whether you’re financing or you buy outright, and several other factors. However, the typical time range to break even is about 8 to 11 years for most residential solar panel systems.

How Often Should Solar Panels Be Cleaned?

The simple answer is any time they become obstructed by too much debris or grime to work efficiently. How long that takes will depend on your location. If you live near a populated downtown, your panels will get covered in soot faster, but if you live in a rainy place, your panels may stay cleaner longer. As a general rule, it is best to clean and inspect your solar panels every 6 months, but you may find it makes sense to clean them more often and get full efficiency from your clean solar panels.

How much energy does a solar panel produce?

Solar panels are typically going to be able to produce between 245 watts and 400 watts per hour. This means that if you live in a place that gets 6 hours of direct sunlight each day, a 300-watt solar panel will produce 1.8 kilowatt-hours and a 400-watt solar panel will produce 2.4 kilowatt-hours. Multiplied by 365, this adds up to about 650 kWh to 875 kWh per year.

Fun Facts About Michigan

Michigan, also known as the Wolverine State, has seen a population growth of 2.00% since 2010. As of 2020, the total population was 10,077,331. You might be surprised to find out that 74.5% of the people in Michigan own their homes. This means that of the 10,077,331 people in Michigan, 74.5% are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. A few fun facts about the state of Michigan: 1) it is actually the home of The Cereal Bowl of America, Battle Creek, produces most cereal in the U.S., and number 2, the state motto is "Si quaeris peninsulam amoenam circumspice (If you seek a pleasant peninsula, look around you)".

Michigan has a total area of 56,538.90 square miles of which 58.46% is land. Michigan has an average elevation of 900 feet and a highest elevation of 1,979 (Mt. Arvon). With this average elevation, it is probably typical that solar panels can be installed at your home.

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