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Solar Energy in Vermont

Solar Panels in Vermont

There are currently at least 1,642 solar panel installations throughout the state of Vermont right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in Vermont

The average monthly solar radiation level in Vermont's capital city, Montpelier, of 4.29 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 15% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 35% 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).
→ Vermont values listed here are based on the capital, Montpelier.

Solar Radiation in Vermont

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

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Solar Installs in Vermont

Solar Panel Installations in Vermont

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Vermont

There are currently at least 1,642 solar panel installations throughout the state of Vermont right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Vermont
    • Chittenden County: 429 solar installs
    • Washington County: 272 solar installs
    • Windham County: 193 solar installs
    • Windsor County: 185 solar installs
    • Addison County: 110 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 453 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 Vermont

Vermont Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Vermont averaged 17.74 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in July 2017, which was approximately 35% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.12¢/kWh in July. [2]

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Vermont Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Vermont averaged $21.43 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in July 2017, which was about 21% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $17.75 per Mcf in July. [3]

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More about Vermont

About Vermont

Vermont ranks 49th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 625,741. [4]

VT Solar Power

Solar Energy in VT

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

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Various missions to space by different countries are known to utilize solar energy as a main power source.

Cities in Vermont

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