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Yes. Michigan homeowners pay an average of 17.69 cents/kWh for electricity, almost four cents above the national average!

There are two types of savings you’ll find with solar:

  1. Short term savings are savings you’ll see pretty much at the start of having your solar system turned on. If your loan or lease payments are lower than your costs now, you have day one savings.
  2. Long term savings are savings you may not see right away, but you’ll see either once your solar loan is paid off, or when your electricity bill rises higher than your solar payments. If you have a 12-year loan, after year 12 the loan is paid off and you’ll have no electricity costs. You’ll end up saving thousands more over the lifetime of having your solar system than you would have without going solar at all!

 

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When sunlight hits the modules on a solar photovoltaic (PV), the module proceeds to convert the sun’s energy into electricity used to power your home. A solar inverter converts DC electricity from your solar modules to AC electricity, which is used by most home appliances. Electricity flows through your home, powering electronic devices. Excess electricity produced by solar panels is fed to the electric grid.
Yes! Michigan’s latitude and climate allow for excellent solar production. Our American-made solar panels are made to produce high-level energy in all weather conditions. Solar panels still generate electricity for your home whether or not the sun is shining brightly; in fact, cold temperatures typically improve panel output. Whether it’s a sunny day or a snowy Midwest winter day, you’ll always have highly-energized solar panels.

All of our panels come with a 25-year warranty through LG. In addition, keeping your panels clear of debris or snow is crucial to ensure your panels are performing at maximum capacity. There are ways to assure your panels are putting out maximum energy production.

You can use a leaf blower or a hose to remove debris from trees, birds, and general dust; even a light rain can wash away build-up. Light layers of snow typically slide off the solar panels, though you can always use a squeegee on a pole for clearing off heavier snow accumulations.

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