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Solar: Springfield, IL

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Springfield, IL to assist residents and businesses in determining if solar energy is a viable and cost-effective option. Springfield is located in a region of the Midwest that typically sees more sunlight than the rest of the US. On average, Springfield receives 4.5-5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. It is also largely unobstructed from the sun as there are very few tall buildings or large trees that block sunlight. These factors give the city of Springfield a solar score of 56 making it a viable option for residents and businesses to consider. For more information or to get a solar quote, see the solar score graph below.

Solar Score for Springfield, IL

Springfield, IL Solar Score: 54

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.


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