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Solar Energy in New Hampshire

Solar Panels in New Hampshire

There are currently at least 3,501 solar panel installations throughout the state of New Hampshire right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in New Hampshire

The average monthly solar radiation level in New Hampshire's capital city, Concord, of 4.58 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 23% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% 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).
→ New Hampshire values listed here are based on the capital, Concord.

Solar Radiation in New Hampshire

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

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Solar Installs in New Hampshire

Solar Panel Installations in New Hampshire

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in New Hampshire

There are currently at least 3,501 solar panel installations throughout the state of New Hampshire right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in New Hampshire
    • Rockingham County: 596 solar installs
    • Merrimack County: 507 solar installs
    • Hillsborough County: 488 solar installs
    • Grafton County: 458 solar installs
    • Strafford County: 343 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 1,109 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 New Hampshire

New Hampshire Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in New Hampshire averaged 19.01 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2017, which was approximately 50% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 12.70¢/kWh in April. [2]

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New Hampshire Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in New Hampshire averaged $12.22 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was about 7% 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 New Hampshire

About New Hampshire

New Hampshire ranks 41st among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 1,316,470. [4]

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Solar Energy in NH

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

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The solar energy that strikes the Earth in one hour could provide all of the Earth's energy needs for a complete year.

Cities in New Hampshire

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