In 2001, a Senate bill was passed that gave Ohio residents and businesses a choice in their electricity provider. The bill also called for a 5% rate reduction and freeze until 2005 to allow the market of independent electricity providers to grow. Ohio residents have slightly above average rates coming in at 18th highest in the country. Currently, 59% of Ohio residents have switched off of their utility to an independent electricity provider.
Solar Score for Ohio
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. Ohio has received a solar score of 41. 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 Ohio
Ohio produces energy from a variety of sources. Here are the state’s current energy sources and energy production trends.
- Ohio is 12th in the nation in coal production with nearly 2/3 of electricity produced coming from coal.
- Ohio is top 10 in the nation in overall electricity generation
- Renewable energy accounts for 2% of Ohio’s energy generation with most of that coming from wind energy
- There are 2 nuclear power plants in the state that supply 16% of the total energy generation in Ohio
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