Idaho has made considerable strides in recent years to achieve solar prominence. In fact, the state is now ranked 21st in the nation in total solar capacity with 478 megawatts. More than 63,116 homes can be powered by this amount of solar energy.
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Here are some key numbers about the state’s solar installation activity to date;*
- It’s expected that the state will add an additional 174 MW of solar capacity over the next five years.
- Idaho has 49 solar companies, enabling the employment of approximately 557 people.
- The cumulative amount of monetary investment into the state’s solar power expansion now stands at $618 million.
- Prices for solar have decreased 53 percent over the last five years.
The most notable solar panel installation in Idaho is the Grand View Solar Two project which is a 108 megawatt system capable of powering about 17,700 homes. The Orchard Ranch Solar project and the American Falls Solar project are also notable, coming in at 20 megawatts and 40 megawatts, respectively. The American Falls Solar installation has the ability to power approximately 5,500 homes.***
Idaho has a decent net metering program. Residential solar panel systems are allowed to be 25 kilowatts in size. Excess kilowatt hour credits are credited to the homeowner at the retail rate.**
About 26 solar panel contractors now operate in the state of Idaho. These solar installers can be found Boise, Nampa, Twin Falls, Pocatello, Idaho Falls, Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls, to name a few.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.
***Information and figures gathered from wikipedia.org and seia.org.