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Location: Detroit, MI 48243

Detroit is the most populous city in the state of Michigan. With over 600,000 residents in the city and over 4 million in the metro area, it is the 2nd biggest metro area in the Midwest. Beginning in March of 1999, Michigan started to phase in energy deregulation over a period of a year and a half. The plan was to slowly allow more and more residents access until the state was fully deregulated by June of 2000. Today, all Detroit residents have the option to switch their supply rate off their utility to a lower supply rate from a retail energy provider (REP). For more information on the Detroit energy market, see the graphs below.

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Usage for Detroit, Michigan (48243)

Monthly average household energy usage in MI compared to the national average.

Solar Score for Detroit, MI 48243

Detroit, MI Solar Score: 15

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Detroit, MI residents and businesses of 17. This score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score 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 Detroit, MI 48243

Detroit, MI produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.

    • Natural gas has double in usage in the past 10 years
    • Coal power plants make up 40% of the total power plants in the state of Michigan
    • Wind energy is the most generated renewable energy source
    • There are 3 nuclear power plants in the state making up 28% of electricity generation

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