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Solar Panels in Missouri

There are currently at least 5,504 solar panel installations throughout the state of Missouri right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Missouri

The average monthly solar radiation level in Missouri's capital city, Jefferson City, of 4.82 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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).
→ Missouri values listed here are based on the capital, Jefferson City.

Solar Radiation in Missouri

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

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Solar Installs in Missouri

Solar Panel Installations in Missouri

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Missouri

There are currently at least 5,504 solar panel installations throughout the state of Missouri right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Missouri
    • St. Louis County: 147 solar installs
    • Pettis County: 59 solar installs
    • St. Charles County: 49 solar installs
    • Jefferson County: 40 solar installs
    • Johnson County: 35 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 5,174 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 Missouri

Missouri Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Missouri averaged 12.86 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in August 2017, which was approximately 3% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.19¢/kWh in August. [2]

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Missouri Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Missouri averaged $27.72 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in August 2017, which was about 53% 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 Missouri

About Missouri

Missouri ranks 17th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 5,988,927. [4]

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Solar Energy in MO

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

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About half of the sun's energy is absorbed by the Earth's surface; about 30 percent is reflected back from the surface.

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