Solar panel installations achieved their highest figures ever to date in the state of West Virginia in 2017. As of 2018, the state now has a total of almost 8 megawatts of installed solar capacity. This amount brings it to a ranking of 48th and is enough power for 728 homes.
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Here are some key numbers about the state’s solar activity to date;*
- A little more than a megawatt of solar capacity was added in 2018. This gave it a ranking of 49th for that year.
- There are 19 solar companies in the state, which are responsible for employing 341 people.
- The state invested almost $3 million into solar projects in 2018. $28 million is now the cumulative solar investment for West Virginia.
- Prices for solar in the state have dropped 47 percent over the past 5 years.
The net metering policy in West Virginia states that customers must be credited for their excess generation at the retail rate. Systems are allowed to be as large as 25 kilowatts.**
Unfortunately, West Virginia currently does not have a renewable portfolio standard.
There are 10 solar installers now operating in the state. They can be found in Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Wheeling, Fairmont, and Weston to name a few. With a very fair net metering policy, residential solar installations can be expected to increase soon.
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*Information and figures gathered from seia.org.
**Information and figures gathered from dsireusa.org.