• Michigan Residential Solar and Battery Storage Solutions with over 14,000 residential installations!

  • About Stellar Solar Michigan

    Headquartered in Royal Oak with a satellite office in Suttons Bay, Stellar Solar Michigan combines 25 years of rooftop and ground mount solar - plus battery storage experience for homes and businesses, making us the most experienced solar installer in the state. Our leadership team has an extensive history in Michigan and more combined solar knowledge and experience than any solar management team in the state. We were born, raised and own homes in Michigan, and have lived in urban, suburban and rural areas, so we know the nuances and the challenges for solar in all those environments and have a pulse on the diverse demographics and the work ethic that makes Michigan great. It’s that combined knowledge along with our unmatched track record, that makes Stellar a trustworthy resource who will present all your solar and battery storage options in an educated, no-pressure manner, and ensure your satisfaction with the installation, activation, and monitoring of your solar investment.


  • 5 Reasons to Go Solar in Michigan Now!


    • Skyrocketing electricity rates
    • 30% Federal Tax Credit
    • Go solar with no money down
    • Battery Storage Solutions for backup and self-consumption
    • Solar has never been more affordable
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  • Michigan Leadership Team

  • Kent Harle



     Founding partner and CEO Kent Harle has over 30 years’ experience in electrical contracting and project management, with an emphasis in residential and commercial PV Solar Energy, Battery Storage and Electric Vehicle connectivity. He is a builder and inventor by nature and likes to get his hands dirty which earned him the title “CEO in a t-shirt”. He is a successful entrepreneur, launching Redline Performance Products and its line of Low-Emission, High-Performance Snowmobiles that was tested extensively in Michigan. Solar power is his passion leading him to found Stellar Solar over 25 years ago. His business savvy has enabled Stellar to experience consistent growth and has positioned the company as one of the leading residential and commercial solar integrators. Kent hails from a small town in Iowa that shaped his values and work ethic. He is an avid boater and motorcyclist. He is also the consummate family man who loves to spend time with his wife Jill and four children. 

  • David Boylan

    VP Marketing & Business Development


    Royal Oak native, Grand Valley graduate, Lick the Plate Michigan host, and Suttons Bay/Royal Oak resident David Boylan has been building the Stellar Solar brand and generating leads for 13 years as our VP of Marketing. His branding efforts attracted the iconic NBA legend and solar advocate Bill Walton to become our solar evangelist. Prior to Stellar Solar David honed his solar marketing skills at solar companies across the country. He began his career with Masco Corporation, a Fortune 200 building products conglomerate, starting out as a first mate on their corporate yacht and working for several subsidiaries. Outside of Stellar Solar, David is the host of Lick the Plate, a culinary, culture and music feature that airs in several markets and also writes a column by the same name. He knows his way around a kitchen, and enjoys surfing, fishing, gardening, boating and enjoying the company of his six siblings and son Quinn.

  • Zachary Dowell

    Sales Manager


    Deerfield Michigan native Zac Dowell joined the Stellar Solar Team in 2009  designing and permitting PV systems while also installing with the crews on rooftops. That experience has given Zac the unique insight to understand every detail that goes into the sales, design and installation of the modern solar and storage systems.  It also led to his promotion to energy consultant and is now a part of a sales management team. He earned a degree in architectural engineering and spent 9 years as a land surveyor before making his way into solar. Zac grew up in Deerfield Michigan and started his first band at age 17.  His love for music has kept him playing guitar in bands ever since.  Zac’s greatest accomplishment is marrying his wife Elizabeth and raising their daughter Sophie.

  • Brian Grems 

    VP of Operations 


    Livonia native Brian Grems is an experienced electrical engineer and licensed electrician. He is a Purdue graduate, who studied at one of the world’s top PV research labs at the University of New South Wales in Australia. He began his career designing solar cells in a research & development laboratory then later moved into the field, to specialize in systems design and installation. Brian is a founding partner in Stellar Solar. Brian is an avid hockey player who still plays on a regular basis. His wife Erica Campau is a native Michigander as well and the two of them are passionate about all Detroit sports, road trips up north, and travel.
  • Annie Eby, Ground Mount Specialist + Project Manager

    Annie's roots in Michigan run deep in Mecosta and Reid City. She has overseen hundreds of our ground mount systems and is considered an expert in the category. Annie has a bachelor's degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham and 20 years of accounting experience in manufacturing and construction. She started her career in manufacturing at Earthlite Massage Tables, and moved into the construction industry shortly there after.   
    Annie is mother to three teenagers who snowboard, camp, surf and adventure together as much as possible.
  • Seth Rockwell, Construction Manager 


    Seth can build or fix just about anything which makes him perfect for his role as construction manager to manage the wide variety of rooftop and ground mount solar systems we install. 
    Seth has been a chef in some of the best kitchens in the country but found construction better suited to his love of being outdoors. Outside of work that outdoors thing continues as he enjoys camping, off-roading, sailing and fishing. 
  • Our solar evangelist Bill Walton describes how to vett your solar and battery provider in Michigan

  • NBA legend, broadcaster, and solar advocate Bill Walton joined Stellar Solar three years ago after appearing on Lick the Plate, David Boylan's syndicated radio show to promote his Bike for Humanity events.  Their conversation turned to solar given that Bill powers his home and electric cars with a sizable system, and shortly thereafter Bill was the Solar Evangelist for Stellar.
    Post basketball, his broadcasting career has now spanned 30 years working for every major network and platform, and has been with ESPN for many years now and is a multi-time Emmy Award winning on-air talent. He is a New York Times Best Selling author, with his memoir, "Back From The Dead."  He is a huge music fan, and with his wife Lori, travels and has toured extensively with his favorite bands, including the Grateful Dead.