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Solar Energy in West Virginia

Solar Panels in West Virginia

There are currently at least 92 solar panel installations throughout the state of West Virginia right now.

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Solar Energy Levels in West Virginia

The average monthly solar radiation level in West Virginia's capital city, Charleston, of 4.15 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 11% 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).
→ West Virginia values listed here are based on the capital, Charleston.

Solar Radiation in West Virginia

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

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Solar Installs in West Virginia

Solar Panel Installations in West Virginia

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in West Virginia

There are currently at least 92 solar panel installations throughout the state of West Virginia right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in West Virginia
    • Morgan County: 26 solar installs
    • Jefferson County: 16 solar installs
    • Greenbrier County: 13 solar installs
    • Berkeley County: 11 solar installs
    • Monongalia County: 4 solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 22 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 West Virginia

West Virginia Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in West Virginia averaged 12.02 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in May 2017, which was approximately 8% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.02¢/kWh in May. [2]

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West Virginia Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in West Virginia averaged $11.59 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in May 2017, which was about 12% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $13.21 per Mcf in May. [3]

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More about West Virginia

About West Virginia

West Virginia ranks 38th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 1,852,994. [4]

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Solar Energy in WV

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

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Cities in West Virginia

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