OHIO Goes Solar with SunPower®
Solar power is the right solution for clean energy in The Buckeye State
The state of solar in Ohio
Ohio is on the verge of a solar revolution. With a total investment of $1.3 billion in solar, the state shows a solid commitment in its shift to clean energy.* Approximately 83% of the homes and buildings in Ohio are viable for solar panels, and with incentives in place, homeowners have several good reasons to go green.*
- *. SEIA, https://www.seia.org/state-solar-policy/ohio-solar, Q1 2021
- *. Google, Project Sunroof data explorer (November 2018)
How much solar energy does Ohio produce?
Ohio has been impressive in its push to reduce reliance on fossil fuels. Currently, the state has solar panel projects producing around 115 MW in both residential and commercial applications. However, the projects currently under construction foresee a potential tripling of that amount to 350 MW in the near future.*
Ohio is one state that recognizes a bright future in solar energy!
- *. Inside Climate News, https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17122020/inside-clean-energy-ohio-sol..., 12/17/2020
What are the advantages of going solar in Ohio?
Living an eco-conscious lifestyle is easier than ever in Ohio—and upgrading your property with a solar panel system fits the bill perfectly. To that end, the state of Ohio has committed to producing 12.5% of its energy from renewable sources by issuing Solar Renewable Energy Certificates for each megawatt your panels generate.*
Ohio also has Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing programs to help homeowners manage the upfront costs associated with solar panel installation.*
In addition to these benefits, Ohio allows net metering, even for customers who want to shop around for a new power provider.*
- *. Energy Sage, https://www.energysage.com/local-data/solar-rebates-incentives/oh/
- *. American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy, https://database.aceee.org/state/ohio, 12/2020
- *. The availability of net metering varies by location and is subject to change. Visit dsireusa.org for detailed solar policy information.
How much does solar cost in Ohio?
The cost of a home solar system can vary, even in the same state, due to a range of factors. These include:
The direction that your roof faces
The quality of your solar panels and other equipment
The availability and labor rates of expert solar system installation
The amount of square footage on your roof
The energy demands of your household
To help you understand the price of going solar in your area, we've analyzed SunPower price quotes, as well as quotes gathered by third-party sources for thousands of homeowners across the country.
In Ohio, we found that the average investment to own a 5 kW solar system ranges from $13,100 to $14,050, or in other words from $2.62 to $2.81 per watt. And that's before considering the benefits of any available tax credits or incentives.
Luckily, homeowners can enjoy savings toward the overall expense of solar system installation thanks to the ECO-LINK program, which reduces interest rates on loans used for this purpose.*
What’s the best way to go solar in Ohio?
Not all solar panel systems are the same, and neither are the companies that install them. To find the kind of quality and aesthetic appeal you deserve, be prepared to shop around. Do your homework to learn more about what incentives Ohio offers and how you can save money while reducing your carbon footprint.
When you are ready to go solar, eliminate guesswork and unnecessary expenses by working with a licensed solar contractor that has experience helping homeowners get the perfect solar solutions for their needs.
Arrange for a consultation and custom design that will tailor solar solutions to meet your budget, property, and energy needs—before you sign a contract of any kind.
If you install premium quality solar systems from reputable brands, they should stand the test of time and boost your property value. A reputable solar energy company should also help you access every available solar incentive and rebate to help you reduce installation costs.
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