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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.

Usage for New Hampshire

Monthly average household energy usage in NH compared to the national average.

Rates for Amherst, New Hampshire

Home and business owners in Amherst, NH have the option of switching electricity providers which can significantly lower your electricity bill. Here are some of the top plans in your area:

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12 mo.


Green 12 Month Fixed Rate

100% Renewable Sources
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Best Long Term
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36 mo.
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Direct Energy

Live Brighter 36

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12 mo.
or Call 844-249-7816

Direct Energy

Live Brighter 12

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Solar Score for New Hampshire

New Hampshire Solar Score: 48

The Solar Score represents how good of a candidate you are for a home solar installation. We take into account a combination of factors specific to your area. Using these factors, we can determine how long it would take for a home solar installation to pay for itself. has received a solar score of . Below is a description for each area of the 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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