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Solar: Ann Arbor, MI

Compare Electricity has taken a number of different factors for the Ann Arbor region and developed a solar score of 38. This score is to help residents and businesses in Michigan determine if a solar energy installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Located in the southeastern part of the state, Ann Arbor typically sees more direct sunlight than the rest of the state. The average rooftop in Ann Arbor can hold a larger solar installation of 5-10 kW panels. There is an estimated 460 mW of solar installation capacity in the Ann Arbor area. If all this capacity was used, it would save over 400K metric tons of carbon emissions. For more information or for a solar energy quote, see the solar score for Ann Arbor below.

Solar Score for Ann Arbor, MI

Ann Arbor, MI Solar Score: 47

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. has received a solar score of . 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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