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Despite the clear advantages of universal solar, some of our state’s renewable energy policies are outdated and subsidize less effective methods of solar energy production.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.
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.
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.