Massachusetts Energy Sources
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Massachusetts to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. The solar score is based on a combination of many different factors. Massachusetts is below the national average for solar installation viability. Most of the state receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day which is slightly below the national average. A few western parts of Massachusetts receives 3.5-4 kWh/sq.m/day. Only an estimated 67% of rooftops in the state are viable for solar installation. Meaning, they are large enough to hold several solar panels and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. In total, there is an estimate 13,000 mW of available solar installation in Massachusetts. If all this available space were implemented it would save 6.4 million metric tons of carbon emissions. In general, a residential solar installation is a viable option for Massachusetts residents but only a professional can tell you if your property is suitable. For more information, see the solar score graph below.
Solar Score for Massachusetts
Compare Electricity has developed this solar score a Massachusetts residents and businesses of 24/100. 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.
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