The state of Missouri is poised for a significant solar powered revolution. It is currently ranked 19th in the nation with 131 MW of total solar capacity as of 2015. This is enough power for 14,000 homes.*
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While Missouri has made some recent strides to get more solar installed, the state still has tremendous solar potential. Here are some recent figures:*
- $50 million of solar installations were added to the state in 2015. Residential, commercial, and utility scale applications were the beneficiaries.
- There are approximately 114 solar businesses providing solar products and services throughout the state.
- Prices for installed solar power have decreased by 6% from 2014-2015.
- 20 MW of solar capacity was added in the state in 2015. This was the 22nd most in the nation for that year.
In 2008 Missouri joined many other states by enacting their own Renewables Portfolio Standard. Proposition C called for a repeal of the state’s formerly voluntary renewable energy standards and enacted the mandatory RPS policy. It calls for 15% of investor-owned utilities’ electric production to be from clean, renewable sources by 2021.**
Missouri supports net metering through a law that was passed in 2007, requiring all utilities to comply with systems up to 100 kW in size. Solar customers are credited with excess electric generation at the “avoided cost rate”.**
The Show Me State has 4 main metropolitan areas. These include Kansas City, Springfield, St. Louis, And Columbia. Other notable cities include the capital – Jefferson City and many other cities that are a part of the 4 major population centers – Independence, O’Fallon, St. Peters, Blue Springs, Lee’s Summit, St. Joseph, St. Charles, Florissant, Joplin, Chesterfield, Wildwood, and University City to name a few. The state’s approximately 48 contractors can be found in these cities.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.