Menu

Universal Solar Power

Universal solar projects generate power on a much larger scale than private solar panels, providing a more cost-effective, practical, and environmentally friendly way to deliver solar power to more Michigan communities.


Despite the clear advantages of universal solar, some of our state’s renewable energy policies are outdated and subsidize less effective methods of solar energy production. Our energy policies should reflect the science supporting universal solar—and that science is clear.

The Power of Universal Solar
When compared to private solar panels, universal solar projects:

  • Deliver power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses statewide
  • Generate energy at roughly half the cost
  • Expand solar access to all Michiganders, including low-income families and those whose homes or businesses can’t support private solar

Source: 2015 Brattle Study

Universal solar power is critical for a cleaner energy future. Investing in expanding and strengthening our solar power capabilities will provide more Michiganders with access to this clean, renewable energy resource. AMP believes embracing solar power as part of an all-of-the-above energy mix is vital to our state’s energy future, and universal solar is clearly the smarter approach.

Prioritizing universal solar power, which is more efficient, cost-effective, and can be more readily integrated into our energy grid, is key to making solar work for Michigan. 

RELATED BLOG POSTS

Proposed Legislation Could Lead to Challenges for the Grid

READ MORE

New Year’s Energy Resolutions for 2020

New Year’s resolutions are all about improving lives. And you can improve the life of all Michiganders with these five simple 2020 Michigan energy resolutions. Check them out—and help make 2020 our state’s best year ever for advancing reliable, affordable, sustainable energy.

READ MORE

6 Things You Should Know about Recent Energy Proposals in Lansing

A group of Michigan lawmakers introduced legislation they are calling the “Powering Michigan Forward” package to secure incentives for private solar in our state.  Despite the misleading title, these bills would move Michigan backward, not forward, when it comes to renewable energy.

READ MORE