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
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Ohio residents and businesses of 27/100. 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 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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