Survey of Michiganders showcases strong support for solar energy
As a leader in the solar energy industry, POWERHOME Solar knows that attitudes toward renewable energy are changing for the better all the time. We see that validation with the number of people who decide to go solar with help from our company, but it’s also really heartening to see just how much people favor it.
That data comes from a 2018 Michigan State report, which reveals some intriguing insights in regard to Michiganders’ opinions of solar energy and climate change.
Among the results from Michigan State’s State of the State Survey 75, gathered from the thoughts of 963 participants:
- Over 90 percent of those surveyed support the use of more solar power in the state, with nearly 65 percent of those saying they strongly support it.
- 84 percent support the state’s plan of switching 75 percent of its electricity generation from coal to other sources in the next five years, with nearly 57 percent of those strongly supporting it.
- 49 percent of respondents believe that human activities are the cause of climate change, while 40 percent believe that climate change is happening from a mix of human activities and natural causes.
As the largest residential solar installer in the state, we love hearing the openness that Michiganders have for solar energy. Solar energy is clean and renewable, and does not emit greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. Greenhouse gases are a known contributor to climate change, and curbing those emissions is an environmental win.
The whole survey is interesting to look at, and we encourage you to look. The opinions regarding energy use and climate change appear from pages 82-104 in that report linked above.
We’d love for you to join us in building a movement toward clean energy. In 2018, we formed a partnership with the Detroit Lions, where we installed solar panels at a parking garage at Ford Field and at team headquarters in Allen Park, and we were named the state’s Emerging Business of the Year by the Michigan Energy Innovation Business Council. We are proud of those accolades, but we are even more proud of the impact we’re having on our customers’ ability to save money with solar and be great stewards for the environment.
With our innovative solar program, homeowners can go solar for $0 up-front and save money on their electric bills. The solar panels installed on your home are American made and come with a 30-year warranty, which is five years longer than the industry standard.
Please feel free to fill out the handy form below or contact POWERHOME Solar at 800-765-2715 and one of our solar representatives will help you determine whether your home qualifies for this program.