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Solar Energy in Indiana

Solar Panels in Indiana

There are currently at least 826 solar panel installations throughout the state of Indiana right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Indiana

The average monthly solar radiation level in Indiana's capital city, Indianapolis, of 4.61 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 24% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is (sorry, data not currently available) the average level of kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


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

Solar Radiation in Indiana

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

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Solar Installs in Indiana

Solar Panel Installations in Indiana

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Indiana

There are currently at least 826 solar panel installations throughout the state of Indiana right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Indiana
    • Monroe County: 45 solar installs
    • Elkhart County: 43 solar installs
    • Vanderburgh County: 21 solar installs
    • Marion County: 17 solar installs
    • St. Joseph County: 12 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 688 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 Indiana

Indiana Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Indiana averaged 12.30 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was approximately 6% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [2]

Solar Power Poll: Indiana

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Indiana Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Indiana averaged $11.62 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [3]

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More about Indiana

About Indiana

Indiana ranks 14th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 6,483,802. [4]

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Solar Energy in IN

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

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It takes light about 8 minutes, 19 seconds to travel the 93,000,000 miles from the sun's surface to us on Earth.

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