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5 Best solar companies in Whitmore Lake, MI (2023 ranking)

UPDATED JANUARY 2023

There are plenty of solar companies out there – check out this updated ranking for the top rated solar installers in Whitmore Lake, MI based on shopper preferences. Compare customer ratings, company tiers, and genuine customer feedback to see which installer is the best fit for your solar project.

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8 companies
146 customer reviews
5.0 average rating

Solar companies in Whitmore Lake, MI 2023

  • Detroit, MI
    Established 2010
    Elite Installer
    Strawberry Solar is headquartered in Detroit, serving the lower peninsula of Michigan. We are staffed with experts in the industry, designers, and installers. Our sales process is transparent and educational, and our system designs and equipment are best in class. We do top-notch solar installations, but our customer service is a cut above the rest.
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    Strawberry Solar is headquartered in Detroit, serving the lower peninsula of Michigan. We are staffed with experts in the industry, designers, and installers. Our sales process is transparent and educational, and our system designs and equipment are best in class. We do top-notch solar installations, but our customer service is a cut above the rest.
  • Waterford, MI
    Established 1999
    Elite Installer
    We don’t just want to be your solar installer we also want be your electrician, plumber and HVAC contractor. One call covers it all. We offer Sunpower solar, Tesla Powerwall and Generac Pwrcell. We have installed about 2500 systems on homes in Michigan since 2008, when solar really got started in Michigan.

    Check out this link for more info on the products we offer.
    https://sunpower.showpad.com/share/azPcxU4ywWNyhH8oAJUEN
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    Elite Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We don’t just want to be your solar installer we also want be your electrician, plumber and HVAC contractor. One call covers it all. We offer Sunpower solar, Tesla Powerwall and Generac Pwrcell. We have installed about 2500 systems on homes in Michigan since 2008, when solar really got started in Michigan.

    Check out this link for more info on the products we offer.
    https://sunpower.showpad.com/share/azPcxU4ywWNyhH8oAJUEN
  • Comstock Park, MI
    Established 2004
    Elite Installer
    We love to educate, empower and help our customers find the best clean energy solution. Our branches are managed by in-house solar experts living in your local community who are proactive, accessible and responsible. With 18 years of experience, you can trust us to design and build a renewable energy system that is meant to last.
    Developing solid relationships and delivering the highest quality clean energy systems are what matter most. We’re not focused on growing the fastest or completing the most pr…
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    Elite Installer

    Screened & Verified

    We love to educate, empower and help our customers find the best clean energy solution. Our branches are managed by in-house solar experts living in your local community who are proactive, accessible and responsible. With 18 years of experience, you can trust us to design and build a renewable energy system that is meant to last.
    Developing solid relationships and delivering the highest quality clean energy systems are what matter most. We’re not focused on growing the fastest or completing the most pr…
  • Multi-state
    Established 2009
    Elite Installer
    Solar Power World 2013 through 2022 Top Solar Contractor List. NABCEP Certified. BBB Accredited Business with A+ rating and 100% satisfied customer reviews. Preferred installer for OH-SUN Cuyahoga County Co-Op for 7 years now in 2022.
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    Solar Power World 2013 through 2022 Top Solar Contractor List. NABCEP Certified. BBB Accredited Business with A+ rating and 100% satisfied customer reviews. Preferred installer for OH-SUN Cuyahoga County Co-Op for 7 years now in 2022.
  • Multi-state
    Established 2009
    Approved Installer
    Windfree Solar is the answer if you are looking for solar expertise and individual care. We are the company that figures out difficult projects.

    As an EPC, we stand behind our customers every step of the way, including permitting, design and engineering, interconnection and net metering applications, procurement of custom materials, premium installation, inspections, and application for incentives. We also offer an industry-leading 15-year workmanship warranty. We have worked with a variety of clie…
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    Windfree Solar is the answer if you are looking for solar expertise and individual care. We are the company that figures out difficult projects.

    As an EPC, we stand behind our customers every step of the way, including permitting, design and engineering, interconnection and net metering applications, procurement of custom materials, premium installation, inspections, and application for incentives. We also offer an industry-leading 15-year workmanship warranty. We have worked with a variety of clie…
  • Livonia, MI
    Established 2009
    Approved Installer
    With a focus on personal service for over the last decade, we bring experienced professionals to your doorstep to address your energy needs and concerns. Solar and battery storage systems are far from a one size fits all approach, our rich experience in installations across Michigan has enabled us to provide customized solutions, at the best value, tailored specifically for your needs.
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    With a focus on personal service for over the last decade, we bring experienced professionals to your doorstep to address your energy needs and concerns. Solar and battery storage systems are far from a one size fits all approach, our rich experience in installations across Michigan has enabled us to provide customized solutions, at the best value, tailored specifically for your needs.
  • Shelby Twp., MI
    Established 2020
    Approved Installer
    We make solar easy peasy!
    Quality solar solutions from a single source. Put your trust in Metro Detroit’s top choice for the industry leading solar products. It’s a turn-key all-inclusive solar ecosystem that is designed to perform at the highest level to assure you get the best return on your solar investment. You can count on decades of trouble free performance and the peace of mind knowing that Orange Cell will be the single point of contact for all product and warranty support.

    Our inverters …
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    We make solar easy peasy!
    Quality solar solutions from a single source. Put your trust in Metro Detroit’s top choice for the industry leading solar products. It’s a turn-key all-inclusive solar ecosystem that is designed to perform at the highest level to assure you get the best return on your solar investment. You can count on decades of trouble free performance and the peace of mind knowing that Orange Cell will be the single point of contact for all product and warranty support.

    Our inverters …
  • Coopersville, MI
    Established 2019
    Approved Installer
    Local people, fair price, great service. We are your Sol-Ark and energy storage system experts for grid tied and off grid applications.
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    Local people, fair price, great service. We are your Sol-Ark and energy storage system experts for grid tied and off grid applications.

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How we determine the best solar companies in Whitmore Lake, MI

At EnergySage, we care about connecting solar shoppers to high-quality solar energy companies. As such, any solar installers we list above are active on the EnergySage Marketplace in Whitmore Lake, MI and are pre-screened by our team.

What does it mean to be “pre-screened”? We evaluate every solar panel company to ensure that they’ll provide quality service to EnergySage users. These high-quality installers are approved based on their years of experience, licensing and insurance, reputation, and certifications. When bringing new installers into the EnergySage Marketplace, here’s how we ensure our partners are the best of the best:

  • At least three years of experience installing solar
  • Licensed and insured for solar installations
  • NABCEP certified
  • Reputation for excellent customer service and quality solar installations
  • Installs high quality solar equipment

Our rating tiers

Choosing the right installer can be difficult, especially when you’re deciding between multiple top-notch companies on EnergySage. To make it easier, we created a unique rating system that evaluates our partners’ performance based on real data from our Marketplace.

Elite+ installers are the most experienced, chosen, and celebrated companies on the Marketplace, having provided exceptional service to a high volume of shoppers for at least a year.

Elite installers earn top ratings from customers, endorsements from vendors, and win customers more frequently than their peers.

Advanced installers are among the top half of companies on the Marketplace for responsiveness, reputation, results.

Approved installers passed our rigorous screening criteria for experience, licensing, and positive reviews.

How to pick the best solar installer

When you’ve already narrowed down your options to reputable installers and are trying to decide which quote to move forward with, here are three final considerations that distinguish the best from the rest:

workmanship warranties for solar panels

Workmanship warranties

What is covered and for how long?

In the unlikely event there’s an issue with your solar panel system, it’s important to know who to call if something goes wrong. There are multiple warranties that come with your solar energy system, from manufacturer warranties for different components to workmanship warranties from your installer.

The workmanship warranty is specific to the work the installer performs, and is typically somewhere between one and 10 years. Be sure to check with your installer to see what’s included in the warranty, if there are any exclusions, and if there’s any cost to you in the event they have to come out and check on or replace some equipment.

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The use of sub-contractors

Which crew will install your system?

In some instances, solar installers will rely on subcontractors to perform some, or all, of the work included during your solar installation. Don’t let this put you off: it’s entirely standard procedure in the industry. What is alarming, though, is a lack of transparency from installers about who will install your system and why they use subcontractors.

When you’ve narrowed down your list of potential solar installers, be sure to ask who will install the system–their own crew or subcontractors–and, if they use subs, ask why they do, what portion of the install the subcontractors will complete, and what oversight the company you purchase your system from has over the subcontractors. At the end of the day, the most important question is who will stand behind the quality of your installation.

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Expertise

How does each installer tailor their system to your needs?

Beyond ensuring that your solar installer has all of the appropriate licenses and industry-specific certifications, it’s important to work with a solar installer who has experience custom designing systems to fit their customers’ needs.

When you’re comparing your options, the best installers will work with you to understand your needs, as well as how solar fits your overall energy plans. Make sure your solar installer provides a consultative, professional solar experience, and if you’re also purchasing a solar battery system, they have proven experience with those products too.

By doing the legwork for you, EnergySage makes it easy to find reputable solar installation companies in Whitmore Lake, MI. We’ve already vetted all of our installer partners, and keep a close watch over their performance to ensure their installations and customer satisfaction are up to the levels that you–and we–expect. Start receiving free quotes from reputable installers in your area by creating an account on the EnergySage Marketplace today.

As of January 2023, the average solar panel cost in Whitmore Lake is $3.60/W. Given a solar panel system size of 5 kilowatts (kW), an average solar installation in Whitmore Lake ranges in cost from $15,300 to $20,700, with the average gross price for solar in Whitmore Lake coming in at $18,000. After accounting for the 30% federal solar tax credit and other state and local solar incentives, the net price you'll pay for solar can fall by thousands of dollars, and with options like a solar loan, solar lease, or power purchase agreement (PPA), you can find the right payment setup for your personal needs.

According to solar shoppers on the EnergySage Marketplace, the top five solar installers in Whitmore Lake are:

There are 8 solar companies in Whitmore Lake on the EnergySage Marketplace.
On average, solar shoppers in Whitmore Lake save $12,313 over the course of 20 years that they would have paid to their utility company. Shoppers who connect with a solar provider in Whitmore Lake on the EnergySage Marketplace have a solar payback period of 12.36 years - this means that after this period of time, cumulative electric bill savings pass the upfront cost of the solar power system.
According to a study by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), solar quotes from national installers are about 10 percent higher, on average, compared to those provided by local installers. However, if you decide a national installer is the best choice for your home solar panel installation, here are some of the biggest companies to consider: SunPower, Sunrun, Tesla, Trinity Solar, ADT Solar (formerly Sunpro), and Momentum Solar.