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.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

How many solar panels do I need?

In order to figure out how many solar panels you need, you’ll need to determine how much energy your household uses, how many panels you can fit on your roof, the peak sunlight in your area, how efficient the panels you’re considering are, and whether net metering is available in your area. The easiest way to find out is to get a solar panel estimate from a local installer.

How do solar panels work?

Solar panels, or solar photovoltaic panels, transform sunlight into usable energy by converting the light into an electric field that then flows into a conductive wire.  The conductive wire flows into the inverter which then transforms the electricity to an alternating current which can then be used to power a property.

You can read our full article about how solar panels work here.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

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 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 long do solar panels last?

Solar panels have a typical lifespan of 25 to 30 years. Once solar panels reach this point they begin to decline in efficiency. However, with recent advances in solar panel technology, it could make more sense to replace your solar panels in 10 years to maximize the improved efficiency.

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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