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How does solar affect my roof over the life of the system?

Installing a solar electric system on your roof:
  • has few roof penetrations,
  • weighs the same as a second layer of shingles
  • can actually extend the life of your roof by protecting it from the elements and harmful UV rays.

What is involved when buying a Solar Electric System?

Understanding your energy needs and understanding how much energy you use is helpful to the technicians who will be designing the best system for you and your budget. Learn MoreCheck List

Do we have enough sun in Michigan to produce electricity?

Absolutely! Michigan receives over 2000 peak sun-hours per year, on average.
You can expect between 1400 and 1800 kWh per year from each kW of PV installed in Michigan. 

Does Solar work in Michigan?

Don't listen to us! Hear what our solar homeowners have to say!

What Tax Credits and Rebates are available?

Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit 30%


There are State and Federal incentives in the form of rebates and tax credits available for people and commercial entities that install qualifying systems. http://www.dsireusa.org

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SunPower Panels

Apr. 02, 2013
SunPower solar panels. The most efficienct panels made to date. Click to watch.

Interview with Donna on Canton Community TV, Canton Contact,

Donna Napolitano, CEO of The Solar Specialist is interviewed by Canton Community TV, Canton Contact

Pool Heating in Michigan

FAFCO Logo  Heat your pool to 80+ degrees for free with the sun and extend your swimming season by two months. Systems can be sized for residential inground, above ground and commercial pools. FAFCO solar pool panels are great for Michigan seasonal pool heating.

EnPhase Energy Micro inverter - How it works

  The Enphase Microinverter System increases the p\erformance and reliability of your solar energy system, while also improving aesthetics and enabling flexibility in design.

The Enphase System includes powerful web-based monitoring, so you have complete transparency into the health and performance of each part of your solar system, at no additional cost.

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