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Solar Panels in Ohio

There are currently at least 2,255 solar panel installations throughout the state of Ohio right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Ohio

The average monthly solar radiation level in Ohio's capital city, Columbus, of 4.25 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 14% 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).
→ Ohio values listed here are based on the capital, Columbus.

Solar Radiation in Ohio

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

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Solar Installs in Ohio

Solar Panel Installations in Ohio

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Ohio

There are currently at least 2,255 solar panel installations throughout the state of Ohio right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Ohio
    • Athens County: 36 solar installs
    • Hamilton County: 34 solar installs
    • Franklin County: 22 solar installs
    • Cuyahoga County: 19 solar installs
    • Medina County: 13 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 2,131 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 Ohio

Ohio Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Ohio averaged 12.51 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was approximately 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [2]

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Ohio Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Ohio averaged $10.32 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2017, which was about 22% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in April. [3]

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More about Ohio

About Ohio

Ohio ranks 6th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 11,536,504. [4]

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Solar Energy in OH

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

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

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