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Solar Energy in Arkansas

Solar Panels in Arkansas

There are currently at least 239 solar panel installations throughout the state of Arkansas right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Arkansas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Arkansas's capital city, Little Rock, of 5.05 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 35% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 23% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Arkansas values listed here are based on the capital, Little Rock.

Solar Radiation in Arkansas

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Arkansas solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Arkansas values listed here are based on the capital, Little Rock.

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Solar Installs in Arkansas

Solar Panel Installations in Arkansas

A look at solar installs in Arkansas. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in AR vs. the cumulative install total of rest of AR counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Arkansas

There are currently at least 239 solar panel installations throughout the state of Arkansas right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Arkansas
    • Washington County: 44 solar installs
    • Pulaski County: 28 solar installs
    • Garland County: 19 solar installs
    • Saline County: 16 solar installs
    • Benton County: 16 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 116 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Arkansas

Arkansas Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Arkansas averaged 10.73 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2017, which was approximately 19% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.30¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Arkansas Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Arkansas averaged $20.37 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2017, which was about 20% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.01 per Mcf in September. [3]

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More about Arkansas

About Arkansas

Arkansas ranks 32nd among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 2,915,918. [4]

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Solar Energy in AR

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Arkansas, or for additional solar-related resources in AR, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Cities in Arkansas

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