The state of Missouri is poised for a significant solar powered revolution. It is currently ranked 28th in the nation with 202 MW of total solar capacity as of 2018. This is enough power for 23,000 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:*
- $63 million of solar installations were added to the state in 2018. Residential, commercial, and utility scale applications were the beneficiaries. The total monetary investment in the state is now $549 million.
- There are approximately 150 solar businesses providing solar products and services throughout the state, employing about 2,819 people.
- Prices for installed solar power have decreased by 47% from 2013-2018.
- 36 MW of solar capacity was added in the state in 2018. This was the 32nd 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 63 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.