Solar Power Panels in Michigan: Costs, Companies, and ROI

MichiganInterested in solar power in Michigan? We've got you covered. We've gathered a ton of stats and tracked down any local installers we could find.

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The average Michigan resident spends about 0.15 per kilowatt-hour (kWh) and uses about 665 kilowatts (kW) per month. With an average month's electric bill totaling $96.95 it definitely makes sense to see if you can save money on power.

Key Solar Facts – Averaged for Michigan

Average savings per year: $1124.11 ($93.68 per month)

Estimated time for the system to pay for itself: 18 years, 8 months

Is solar worth it in Michigan? Based on the price of electricity in Michigan (an average of 0.15 per kW) and very low amounts of sun (13% less than average) compared to other states, solar power  is 8% more cost effective than the rest of the nation.

Our final opinion: solar panels are somewhat recommended in Michigan.

Solar Panel Installers in Michigan

No local installers or providers available. See DIY products.

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Solar Power by Month in Michigan

A 5kW system will save someone in Michigan about $93.68 on an average month. Michigan residents will usually generate the most power in July. A breakdown of average solar power and savings per month is below.

Month Available kW / meter / day Estimated savings / month
Jan  2.58  55.95
Feb  3.43  74.37
Mar  4.56  99.06
Apr  5.34  115.85
May  5.31  115.29
Jun  5.59  121.48
Jul  5.74  124.64
Aug  5.45  118.34
Sep  5.12  111.17
Oct  3.6  78.13
Nov  2.62  56.95
Dec  2.44  52.89

Michigan has a very low amount of solar power to capture – about 5.44 kilowatts per meter per day.

Calculations and Sources

Data based on 977 reporting zip codes in Michigan. Stats above assume a 32 square meter (345 square foot) standard-efficiency (15%) 5 kW system costing $21,000 out of pocket. Costs vary, but are generally lower due to federal and local government incentives.

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Ahmeek, MI
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Alger, MI
Algonac, MI
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Allendale, MI
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Almont, MI
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Amasa, MI
Ann Arbor, MI
Applegate, MI
Arcadia, MI
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Arnold, MI
Ashley, MI
Athens, MI
Atlanta, MI
Atlantic Mine, MI
Atlas, MI
Attica, MI
Au Gres, MI
Au Train, MI
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Augusta, MI
Avoca, MI
Azalia, MI
Bad Axe, MI
Bailey, MI
Baldwin, MI
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Bannister, MI
Baraga, MI
Barbeau, MI
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Baroda, MI
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Battle Creek, MI
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Bay Port, MI
Bear Lake, MI
Beaver Island, MI
Beaverton, MI
Belding, MI
Bellaire, MI
Belleville, MI
Bellevue, MI
Belmont, MI
Bentley, MI
Benton Harbor, MI
Benzonia, MI
Bergland, MI
Berkley, MI
Berrien Center, MI
Berrien Springs, MI
Bessemer, MI
Beulah, MI
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Big Rapids, MI
Birch Run, MI
Birmingham, MI
Bitely, MI
Black River, MI
Blanchard, MI
Blissfield, MI
Bloomfield Hills, MI
Bloomingdale, MI
Boon, MI
Boyne City, MI
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Breckenridge, MI
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Bridgman, MI
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Brohman, MI
Bronson, MI
Brooklyn, MI
Brown City, MI
Bruce Crossing, MI
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Burr Oak, MI
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Carp Lake, MI
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Caseville, MI
Casnovia, MI
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Cassopolis, MI
Cedar, MI
Cedar Springs, MI
Cedarville, MI
Cement City, MI
Center Line, MI
Central Lake, MI
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Ceresco, MI
Champion, MI
Channing, MI
Charlevoix, MI
Charlotte, MI
Chase, MI
Chassell, MI
Chatham, MI
Cheboygan, MI
Chelsea, MI
Chesaning, MI
Chippewa Lake, MI
Clare, MI
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Copper Harbor, MI
Coral, MI
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Covington, MI
Croswell, MI
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Crystal Falls, MI
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Curtis, MI
Custer, MI
Dafter, MI
Daggett, MI
Dansville, MI
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De Tour Village, MI
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Dearborn Heights, MI
Decatur, MI
Decker, MI
Deckerville, MI
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Dorr, MI
Douglas, MI
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Drummond Island, MI
Dryden, MI
Dundee, MI
Durand, MI
Eagle, MI
East China, MI
East Jordan, MI
East Lansing, MI
East Leroy, MI
East Tawas, MI
Eastlake, MI
Eastpointe, MI
Eastport, MI
Eaton Rapids, MI
Eau Claire, MI
Eckerman, MI
Ecorse, MI
Edenville, MI
Edmore, MI
Edwardsburg, MI
Elberta, MI
Elk Rapids, MI
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Ellsworth, MI
Elmira, MI
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Escanaba, MI
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Fair Haven, MI
Fairgrove, MI
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Galesburg, MI
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Glennie, MI
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Goetzville, MI
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Grand Blanc, MI
Grand Haven, MI
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La Salle, MI
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Little Lake, MI
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Lupton, MI
Luther, MI
Luzerne, MI
Lyons, MI
Macatawa, MI
Mackinac Island, MI
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Macomb, MI
Madison Heights, MI
Mancelona, MI
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Manistique, MI
Manitou Beach, MI
Manton, MI
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Maple Rapids, MI
Marcellus, MI
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Marion, MI
Marlette, MI
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Marquette, MI
Marshall, MI
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Mattawan, MI
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Melvindale, MI
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Mio, MI
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Morenci, MI
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Morrice, MI
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Mount Morris, MI
Mount Pleasant, MI
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Mulliken, MI
Munger, MI
Munising, MI
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Muskegon, MI
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Napoleon, MI
Nashville, MI
National City, MI
Naubinway, MI
Negaunee, MI
New Baltimore, MI
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New Era, MI
New Haven, MI
New Hudson, MI
New Lothrop, MI
New Troy, MI
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Newport, MI
Niles, MI
Nisula, MI
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North Star, MI
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Norvell, MI
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Oak Park, MI
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Oakley, MI
Oden, MI
Okemos, MI
Olivet, MI
Omer, MI
Onaway, MI
Onekama, MI
Onondaga, MI
Onsted, MI
Ontonagon, MI
Orleans, MI
Ortonville, MI
Oscoda, MI
Osseo, MI
Ossineke, MI
Otisville, MI
Otsego, MI
Ottawa Lake, MI
Otter Lake, MI
Ovid, MI
Owendale, MI
Owosso, MI
Oxford, MI
Palmer, MI
Palms, MI
Palmyra, MI
Paradise, MI
Paris, MI
Parma, MI
Paw Paw, MI
Peck, MI
Pelkie, MI
Pellston, MI
Pentwater, MI
Perkins, MI
Perrinton, MI
Perronville, MI
Perry, MI
Petersburg, MI
Petoskey, MI
Pewamo, MI
Pickford, MI
Pierson, MI
Pigeon, MI
Pinckney, MI
Pinconning, MI
Pittsford, MI
Plainwell, MI
Pleasant Lake, MI
Pleasant Ridge, MI
Plymouth, MI
Pompeii, MI
Pontiac, MI
Port Austin, MI
Port Hope, MI
Port Huron, MI
Port Sanilac, MI
Portage, MI
Portland, MI
Posen, MI
Potterville, MI
Powers, MI
Prescott, MI
Presque Isle, MI
Prudenville, MI
Pullman, MI
Quincy, MI
Quinnesec, MI
Ralph, MI
Rapid City, MI
Rapid River, MI
Ravenna, MI
Ray, MI
Reading, MI
Redford, MI
Reed City, MI
Reese, MI
Remus, MI
Republic, MI
Rhodes, MI
Richland, MI
Richmond, MI
Riga, MI
River Rouge, MI
Riverdale, MI
Riverview, MI
Rives Junction, MI
Rochester, MI
Rock, MI
Rockford, MI
Rockland, MI
Rockwood, MI
Rodney, MI
Rogers City, MI
Romeo, MI
Romulus, MI
Roscommon, MI
Rose City, MI
Rosebush, MI
Roseville, MI
Rothbury, MI
Royal Oak, MI
Rudyard, MI
Ruth, MI
Saginaw, MI
Sagola, MI
Saint Charles, MI
Saint Clair, MI
Saint Clair Shores, MI
Saint Helen, MI
Saint Ignace, MI
Saint Johns, MI
Saint Joseph, MI
Saint Louis, MI
Saline, MI
Samaria, MI
Sand Creek, MI
Sand Lake, MI
Sandusky, MI
Sanford, MI
Saranac, MI
Saugatuck, MI
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
Sawyer, MI
Schoolcraft, MI
Scotts, MI
Scottville, MI
Sears, MI
Sebewaing, MI
Seney, MI
Shelby, MI
Shelbyville, MI
Shepherd, MI
Sheridan, MI
Sherwood, MI
Shingleton, MI
Sidnaw, MI
Sidney, MI
Silverwood, MI
Six Lakes, MI
Skandia, MI
Skanee, MI
Smiths Creek, MI
Snover, MI
Sodus, MI
Somerset Center, MI
South Boardman, MI
South Branch, MI
South Haven, MI
South Lyon, MI
South Range, MI
South Rockwood, MI
Southfield, MI
Southgate, MI
Spalding, MI
Sparta, MI
Spring Arbor, MI
Spring Lake, MI
Springport, MI
Spruce, MI
Stambaugh, MI
Standish, MI
Stanton, MI
Stanwood, MI
Stephenson, MI
Sterling, MI
Sterling Heights, MI
Stevensville, MI
Stockbridge, MI
Sturgis, MI
Sumner, MI
Sunfield, MI
Suttons Bay, MI
Swartz Creek, MI
Tawas City, MI
Taylor, MI
Tecumseh, MI
Tekonsha, MI
Temperance, MI
Thompsonville, MI
Three Oaks, MI
Three Rivers, MI
Tipton, MI
Toivola, MI
Topinabee, MI
Traverse City, MI
Trenary, MI
Trenton, MI
Trout Creek, MI
Trout Lake, MI
Troy, MI
Trufant, MI
Turner, MI
Tustin, MI
Twin Lake, MI
Twining, MI
Ubly, MI
Union, MI
Union City, MI
Union Pier, MI
Unionville, MI
Utica, MI
Vandalia, MI
Vanderbilt, MI
Vassar, MI
Vermontville, MI
Vernon, MI
Vestaburg, MI
Vicksburg, MI
Vulcan, MI
Wakefield, MI
Waldron, MI
Walkerville, MI
Wallace, MI
Walled Lake, MI
Walloon Lake, MI
Warren, MI
Washington, MI
Waterford, MI
Watersmeet, MI
Watervliet, MI
Watton, MI
Wayland, MI
Wayne, MI
Webberville, MI
Weidman, MI
Wells, MI
Wellston, MI
West Bloomfield, MI
West Branch, MI
West Olive, MI
Westland, MI
Westphalia, MI
Wetmore, MI
Wheeler, MI
White Cloud, MI
White Lake, MI
White Pigeon, MI
White Pine, MI
Whitehall, MI
Whitmore Lake, MI
Whittemore, MI
Williamsburg, MI
Williamston, MI
Willis, MI
Wilson, MI
Wixom, MI
Wolverine, MI
Woodland, MI
Wyandotte, MI
Wyoming, MI
Yale, MI
Ypsilanti, MI
Zeeland, MI