Find out how much you can save by going solar in Michigan.
The Antrim Gas Field in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula is one of the nation’s top 100 natural gas fields and, in 2015, more than 90 billion cubic feet of natural gas was produced from Michigan’s Antrim Shale.
In 2015, Michigan had more underground natural gas storage capacity – almost 1.1 trillion cubic feet – than any other state in the nation.
In 2016, coal-fired power plants provided 36% of Michigan’s electricity generation; 2 years earlier, they had provided 50% of the state’s electricity.
In 2016, Michigan’s three nuclear power plants, with four reactor units, provided 28% of the state’s net electricity generation.
Biomass energy from landfill gas, municipal solid waste, and wood and wood waste fueled 34% of Michigan’s nonhydroelectric renewable net electricity generation in 2016.
Solar Installed: 37.5 MW (15.9 MW in 2016)
National Ranking: 35th (31st in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,000
Percentage of State’s Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs and Ranking: 4,118 (15th in 2016)
Solar Companies in State: 221 companies total; 74 Manufacturers, 92 Installers/Developers, 51 Others
Total Solar Investment in State: $99.37 million ($28.55 million in 2016)
Price Declines: 64% over last 5 years
Growth Projections and Ranking: 470 MW over next 5 years (ranks 30th)
The Watervliet Solar Power plant was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 4.6 MW of electricity — enough to power over 692 Michigan homes.
Several large retailers in Michigan have gone solar including Ford, General Motors and IKEA. IKEA has installed one of the largest such installations at their location in Canton.
At 1 MW, Domino Farms Solar in Ann Arbor is among the largest solar installations in Michigan. Completed in 2010, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 150 homes.
There are so many reasons that solar is becoming an energy option of choice for financially and environmentally savvy consumers and commercial enterprises. Other benefits to consider:
- Reduced electric costs
- Higher resale value for properties
- Investment with guaranteed rate of return that increases as the cost of living goes up
- Guilt free use of electricity for greater comfort, efficiency and convenience
- Contributing to a cleaner, healthier planet.
Going Solar In Michigan Is As Easy As 1 2 3:
Talk to Our Solar Consultant
Review Your Custom Solar Design.
We Install Your Solar System.
Connecting Your Solar System To The Grid
Enjoy Your Lifetime Savings.