Pennsylvania has one of the highest concentrations of solar businesses in America. It should be no surprise that it has 258 MW of installed solar capacity – enough to power more than 30,000 homes. This makes it 15th in the nation.*
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Here’s more information about recent solar installations in Pennsylvania:*
- A significant $32 million was invested in the state at all levels – residential, commercial, and utility in 2015.
- The state was ranked 24th in the nation for total solar power installed in 2015 at 13 MW.
- There are more than 493 solar related companies in the state. They collectively employ about 2,500 people.
The state has a relatively aggressive Renewables Portfolio Standard in which 18% of energy produced must be from alternative and clean energy sources. Photovoltaics must account for at least 0.5% of that figure.**
The net metering standards in the state are also favorable. Residential customers with system sizes up to 50 KW can can utilize net metering. Excess solar energy is reconciled annually at “price-to-compare” rate. This is the utilities’ rate minus distribution charges.**
As previously mentioned, The Quaker State has numerous solar companies. In addition to its many solar panel manufacturing companies, the state also has about 269 contractors.*
The state’s solar installers can be found throughout the state, with the largest concentrations near the largest two cities – Pittsburgh and Philadelphia. Many installers also service Allentown, Reading, Erie, Bethlehem, Scranton, Levittown, Lancaster, Harrisburg, West Chester, and Pottstown among others.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org