Under Michigan's Electric Customer Choice Program, residents and businesses have a choice in an electricity supplier. In 2000, Michigan legislature passed the Customer Choice and Electricity Reliability Act, opening up the energy market to retail energy providers. Michigan is a top 10 state in both population and energy usage. However, they are in the bottom half of the states in energy usage per capita despite their cold winters. Residents use the most energy in the state with the industrial sector close behind. In this section, you can find more information about Michigan's energy profile and shop and compare MI electricity rates.
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Solar Score for Michigan
The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. Michigan has received a solar score of 39. Below is a description for each area of the graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for Michigan
Michigan produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Coal is the main source of electricity generation with half of Michigan residents using it as their main source of electricity
- Natural gas has doubled in the last decade and should continue to grow for the foreseeable future
- 75% of the energy generated in the state comes from the lower peninsula
- 3 nuclear power plants supply nearly 30% of the electricity generation
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