Location: Akron, OH
Located about 40 miles south of Lake Erie, Akron, OH is the 5th largest state in the state of Ohio. With a population just under 120,000 residents, it is the 199th largest city in the US as of the 2010 US census. Akron residents have been able to switch to a retail energy provider since 2001 when the state passed a Senate Bill. The bill allowed retail energy providers to offer competing electricity supply rates to Ohio residents in hopes to drive down electricity costs. Below you can find more information of the Akron energy profile and current electricity rates.
Solar Score for Akron, OH
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 Akron, OH
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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