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Solar: Salem, MA

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Salem, MA to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. The solar score is generated by combining many different factors for the Salem region. An estimated 79% of Salem homes and businesses have rooftops that are large enough for solar installation and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. This is above the national average of 72%. However, the region doesn't get as much sun as the national average. Salem averages 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. These factors combined make solar energy a potentially viable option for Salem resident and business. To get more detailed information on your property's solar energy viability, fill out a solar quote below.

Solar Score for Salem, MA

Salem, MA Solar Score: 49

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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