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Solar: New Hampshire

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New Hampshire 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. Parts of New Hampshire only receive 3.5-4 hours of direct sunlight per day which is well below the national average. Only an estimated 66% of homes are viable for solar installation. Meaning they have a roof large enough for multiple solar panels and the roof is unobstructed. With the dense forests in NH, trees can obstruct the sun from reach rooftops. The average New Hampshire roof size can hold 6.2 kW of solar panels which is slightly below the national average. Due to these factors, a residential solar energy installation is a borderline viable option in New Hampshire. For more information, see the solar score graph below.

Solar Score for New Hampshire

New Hampshire Solar Score: 25

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for New Hampshire residents and businesses of 25/100. 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.

Featured Video

At Compare Electricity, we are dedicated to bringing you all the latest videos to keep you informed about New Hampshire’s energy usage and trends. Here is the latest video on the NH electricity sources. New Hampshire residents rely mostly on Nuclear Energy as their primary electricity source. 10% of New Hampshire residents are seasonal residents and another 8% use wood fire to heat their homes in the winter. For more information on New Hampshire energy source, see our latest video below.

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