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Solar Panels in Kansas

There are currently at least 28 solar panel installations throughout the state of Kansas right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Kansas

The average monthly solar radiation level in Kansas's capital city, Topeka, of 4.96 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 33% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 25% 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).
→ Kansas values listed here are based on the capital, Topeka.

Solar Radiation in Kansas

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

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Solar Installs in Kansas

Solar Panel Installations in Kansas

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Kansas

There are currently at least 28 solar panel installations throughout the state of Kansas right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Kansas
    • Johnson County: 7 solar installs
    • Douglas County: 6 solar installs
    • Sedgwick County: 2 solar installs
    • Riley County: 2 solar installs
    • Reno County: 2 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 9 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 Kansas

Kansas Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Kansas averaged 13.61 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was approximately 4% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [2]

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Kansas Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Kansas averaged $22.06 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was about 24% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [3]

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More about Kansas

About Kansas

Kansas ranks 31st among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 2,853,118. [4]

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Solar Energy in KS

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

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Some tax incentives and rebate programs are designed to spur the use of solar energy. These vary by location.

Cities in Kansas

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