Compare Electricity has taken a number of different factors for the Michigan region and developed a solar score of 24. This score is to help residents and businesses in Michigan determine if a solar energy installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Michigan receives 4.5-5 kWh of sunlight per square mile per day on average. While parts of the state receive slightly more or less sunlight, most of the state close to the national average for direct sunlight. An estimated 70% of MI rooftops are large enough to fit a 2 kW solar panel installation and are unobstructed from the sun. There is an estimate 24K mW capacity of solar potential in the entire state. If all this capacity was used, it would save over 21M metric tons of carbon emissions. For most of the state, a solar energy installation is a viable option but make sure to fill out a solar quote to assess your own situation.
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.
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