Now, you might be thinking, “Southeast Michigan? Isn’t this the land of frigid winters and endless snow?” And you’re right, it is. But that doesn’t mean we can’t harness the power of the sun to keep the lights on.

Listen, Michigan has some of the highest energy costs in the nation. And we actually do get enough sunshine in our state to make solar a great deal. So why not use it? It’s time to start taking advantage of all that free, renewable energy falling from the sky.

Solar by the Numbers in Michigan

Michigan has an annual average of 1,950 to 2,200 hours of sunshine. This number varies across different regions of the state, with areas in the southern part of the state receiving more sunshine than those in the northern part. While Michigan may not be known for its abundant sun coverage, it still has enough to make solar energy a viable option for homeowners and businesses. In fact, the state has seen a growth in solar installations in recent years, with over 300 megawatts of solar capacity installed as of 2021.

Solar installations can help people save money on their electricity bills by allowing them to generate their own electricity. Solar panels convert sunlight into direct current (DC) electricity, which is then converted to alternating current (AC) electricity by an inverter and used to power the home or business. Any excess electricity generated by the solar panels can be sold back to the grid or stored in a battery for later use. 

By generating their own electricity, homeowners and businesses can reduce their reliance on the grid and potentially save money on their electricity bills. Additionally, Michigan offers a distributed generation program, for customers who install certain on-site, grid-connected, renewable generation. This further incentivizes the use of solar energy and can help offset the initial cost of installing solar panels.

According to a study conducted by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in 2020, Michigan homeowners with solar installations could save an average of $10,700 over the 25-year lifespan of their solar panels.

Solar and the Environment

And it’s not just about saving money on our electric bills. Solar power is good for the environment, too. Michigan is a state that prides itself on its natural beauty, from the shores of the Great Lakes, to the dense forests up north. But all that beauty is threatened by climate change. Solar power is a way to reduce our carbon footprint and help protect the planet we love.

Now, some Michiganders might be skeptical. Maybe you think solar power is too expensive, or too unreliable. But the truth is, solar technology has come a long way in recent years. It’s more affordable than ever before, and with advances in battery storage technology, we can now store excess solar energy to use at night or on cloudy days.

So, let’s do the right thing, Michigan. Let’s invest in solar power and build a brighter, cleaner future for ourselves and our children. 

Perfect Solar for Southeast Michigan

In Southeast Michigan, the most common types of roofs are asphalt shingle roofs and metal roofs. These roof types are known for their durability and ability to withstand the harsh weather conditions that Michigan experiences throughout the year. Stellar Solar has experience installing solar panels on both asphalt shingle and metal roofs in Michigan. The company uses a variety of mounting systems, including rail-based, rail-less, and ballasted systems, to ensure that the solar panels are securely mounted on the roof. 

Sellar Solar also takes into account the pitch of the roof and the orientation of the panels to maximize the amount of sunlight that the panels receive. By working closely with homeowners and businesses in Michigan, Stellar Solar is able to design and install solar systems that meet their specific energy needs and work with the unique characteristics of their roofs.

At Stellar Solar, we believe that going solar should be a fun and exciting experience! That’s why our energy consultants take the time to work closely with homeowners to create the perfect solar solution. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all approach – instead, we listen to your energy goals and design a solar system that fits your unique needs.

Our energy consultants are friendly and knowledgeable, and they love nothing more than talking about solar power! They’ll take the time to explain how solar works, answer any questions you have, and help you understand how going solar can benefit you and your family. Plus, they’ll work with you to create a solar solution that fits your budget and energy needs – so you can start saving money on your energy bills right away.

So if you’re ready to go solar, come chat with our energy consultants at Stellar Solar! We promise, it’ll be a fun and exciting experience, and you’ll love the savings you see on your energy bills.

Why Stellar Solar

Stellar Solar is a solar company that has been in business since 1998. Over the years, we have gained a reputation for providing high-quality solar installations to homeowners and businesses throughout America. In addition to solar installations, we also offer battery storage solutions and electric vehicle charging installations. Stellar Solar is known for our commitment to customer satisfaction, with a focus on providing personalized service and ensuring that each customer is fully satisfied with their solar installation.

We are based in California and Michigan, and many of our team hail from the great state of Michigan. Our team members from the Mitten are proud of their roots and bring a strong work ethic and commitment to customer service to their work at Stellar Solar. Let’s power our snowblowers with the power of the sun. Contact Stellar Solar to get a free quote today!

We leave you with a poem about solar power in Michigan:


In Michigan, the winters are long, The snow piles high, the wind is strong. 

But fear not, my fellow Michigander, Solar power is here, it’s not a slander!


You might think with all the snow, That solar panels would have to go. 

But fear not, they work just fine, Even in winter, when the sun doesn’t shine.


Sure, we might get some cloudy days, But solar panels still have ways, 

To generate electricity, And help us save on bills most of the days!


So don’t let the snow get you down, With solar power, you’ll smile, not frown!

From big savings and green energy, in Michigan, it’s the way to be!


Let’s power our snowblowers with the power of the sun. Contact Stellar Solar to get a free quote today!