• 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. We have been union surveyors, electrical engineers, snowmobile manufacturers, hunters, first-mates, Great Lakes surfers, marketers, and radio show hosts in the state, so we 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.

  • Michigan Leadership Team

  • Kent Harle

    CEO

     

     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.
  • Bill Walton - Solar Evangelist

  • 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. 
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