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Solar Panels in Connecticut

There are currently at least 23,643 solar panel installations throughout the state of Connecticut right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Connecticut

The average monthly solar radiation level in Connecticut's capital city, Hartford, of 4.43 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 19% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 33% 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).
→ Connecticut values listed here are based on the capital, Hartford.

Solar Radiation in Connecticut

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Connecticut 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).
→ Connecticut values listed here are based on the capital, Hartford.

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Solar Installs in Connecticut

Solar Panel Installations in Connecticut

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Connecticut

There are currently at least 23,643 solar panel installations throughout the state of Connecticut right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Connecticut
    • Hartford County: 4,105 solar installs
    • New Haven County: 2,983 solar installs
    • Fairfield County: 2,536 solar installs
    • New London County: 1,512 solar installs
    • Middlesex County: 1,393 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 11,114 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 Connecticut

Connecticut Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Connecticut averaged 20.55 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was approximately 56% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [2]

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Connecticut Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Connecticut averaged $22.67 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was about 25% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $18.09 per Mcf in August. [3]

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More about Connecticut

About Connecticut

Connecticut ranks 29th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 3,574,097. [4]

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Solar Energy in CT

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

Did you know?

Nineteen-year-old Edmund Becquerel, a French experimental physicist, discovered the basis of solar energy in 1839.

Cities in Connecticut

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