New Hampshire Energy Usage
Location: New Hampshire
Located in the New England region of the US, New Hampshire is the 5th smallest state by land and 10th least populated state in the nation. New Hampshire was the first state in the nation to pass energy deregulation laws in 1996. The passing of legislature RSA 374-F opened up the energy market to retail energy providers and made the state's utilities restructure and "unbundle" their services. While there are no fossil fuels in New Hampshire, the state is home to a wide range of renewable energy. Hydroelectric, wind, solar and biomass are all generated in NH. New Hampshire residents are one of the most energy-efficient in the country. For more information on NH energy usage, source, solar potential and electricity rates, see the graphs below.
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Solar Score for New Hampshire
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New Hampshire residents and businesses of 25/100. The score is based on on a combination of factors including how much sun the area receives, roof space and obstacles that may obstruct the sun, electricity generation needed to be cost-effective, and more. Here is a description of each section of the solar score graph:
- Red = “Not Viable” meaning a solar installation would not be cost-effective.
- Yellow = “Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself over time.
- Green = “Very Viable” meaning a solar installation would pay for itself quickly and has large savings potential.
Sources for New Hampshire
New Hampshire produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- New Hampshire has no fossil fuels, all fossil fuels used in NH are imported
- New Hampshire has the largest nuclear energy plant in the northeast
- Biomass accounts for nearly half of all renewable energy generate in New Hampshire
- Natural gas usage has nearly doubled in the last decade
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