Location: Lansing, MI
Lansing is the capital of Michigan with an estimated population of over 114,000 residents. 2 of the biggest employers in Lansing are universities with Michigan State University and Western Michigan University both located near Lansing. Prior to 2000, Lansing residents did not have a choice in the electricity supply rate. Once energy deregulation laws were passed by the Michigan legislature, it opened up the Michigan energy market and gave Lansing residents the ability to shop their energy supply rate. While thousands of Lansing residents have switched, the majority have still not taken advantage of their ability to shop and compare electricity rates. For more information on the Lansing energy market, see the graphs below.
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Solar Score for Lansing, MI
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Lansing, MI residents and businesses of 24. 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 Lansing, MI
Lansing, MI 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 Lansing 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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