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Solar Panels in Kentucky

There are currently at least 31 solar panel installations throughout the state of Kentucky right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Kentucky

The average monthly solar radiation level in Kentucky's capital city, Frankfort, of 4.71 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 26% 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).
→ Kentucky values listed here are based on the capital, Frankfort.

Solar Radiation in Kentucky

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

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Solar Installs in Kentucky

Solar Panel Installations in Kentucky

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Kentucky

There are currently at least 31 solar panel installations throughout the state of Kentucky right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Kentucky
    • Warren County: 4 solar installs
    • Jefferson County: 4 solar installs
    • Christian County: 3 solar installs
    • Kenton County: 2 solar installs
    • Hart County: 2 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 16 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 Kentucky

Kentucky Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Kentucky averaged 10.66 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was approximately 18% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [2]

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Kentucky Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Kentucky averaged $18.15 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was about 37% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [3]

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More about Kentucky

About Kentucky

Kentucky ranks 25th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 4,339,367. [4]

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Solar Energy in KY

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

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Solar power is renewable, does not produce any pollutants and is one of the cleanest source of energy.

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