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Solar Panels in Mississippi

There are currently at least 71 solar panel installations throughout the state of Mississippi right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Mississippi

The average monthly solar radiation level in Mississippi's capital city, Jackson, 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).
→ Mississippi values listed here are based on the capital, Jackson.

Solar Radiation in Mississippi

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

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Solar Installs in Mississippi

Solar Panel Installations in Mississippi

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Mississippi

There are currently at least 71 solar panel installations throughout the state of Mississippi right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Mississippi
    • Lafayette County: 8 solar installs
    • Oktibbeha County: 6 solar installs
    • Leake County: 5 solar installs
    • Union County: 3 solar installs
    • Forrest County: 3 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 46 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 Mississippi

Mississippi Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Mississippi averaged 11.64 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was approximately 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [2]

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Mississippi Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Mississippi averaged $13.24 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was about 16% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $11.38 per Mcf in April. [3]

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More about Mississippi

About Mississippi

Mississippi ranks 33rd among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 2,967,297. [4]

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Solar Energy in MS

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Mississippi, or for additional solar-related resources in MS, 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 Mississippi

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