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Solar: Grand Rapids, MI

Compare Electricity has taken a number of different factors for the Grand Rapids region and developed a solar score of 29. This score is to help residents and businesses in Grand Rapids determine if a solar energy installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Located on the western side of the state, Grand Rapids receives slightly more direct sunlight per square than the Michigan average. However, only an estimated 61% of rooftops are viable for a solar panel installation. Grand Rapids residents have a smaller average roof size than the rest of the state which means fewer solar panels can fit. The average roof in Grand Rapids can only hold 0-5 kW capacity of solar panels. Because the region sees more direct sunlight, a solar installation still is a viable option for Grand Rapids residents and businesses. For more information, see the solar score below and fill out a solar quote.

Solar Score for Grand Rapids, MI

Grand Rapids, MI Solar Score: 45

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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