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Despite the clear advantages of universal solar, some of our state’s renewable energy policies are outdated and subsidize less effective methods of solar energy production.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:
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.
The first official day of summer may not be until June 21, but for most of Michigan it sure feels like summer is already upon us. As temperatures rise, so too does our energy use as we try to beat the heat.
Responsible regulation is one of the foundational pillars of Michigan’s energy market. A well-regulated energy market is absolutely critical for Michigan. Responsible regulation helps keep energy reliable, affordable, and increasingly clean and sustainable—all while ensuring fairness for all Michigan homes and businesses.