Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Ohio 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. Ohio comes in slightly below the national average in solar viability. Most of the state receives only 3.5-4 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. This is below the national average of 4.7 kWh/sq. m/day. This region of the US sees around 80% partly cloudy or cloudy days per year. However, an estimated 75% of roofs in Ohio are suitable for solar installations with enough area to hold several solar panels and unobstructed from direct sunlight. Also, the average roof in Ohio can hold 7.3 kW of solar panels which is slightly more than the national average. In general, a solar installation is a viable option for Ohio residents and business but you should consult with a professional to see if your specific situation is right for a solar installation. For more information on Ohio's solar score, see the graph below.
Solar Score for Ohio
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.
Featured VideoAt Compare Electricity, we are dedicated to bringing you all the latest videos to keep you informed about Ohio’s energy usage and trends. In our latest video, we detail Ohio's energy usage compared to the rest of the Country. Over 32% of Ohio's energy usage comes from its large industrial sector with commercial and residential sector each account for a little over 20%. Ohio's residential energy usage is nearly the same as the national energy usage throughout the year. For more information, check out the video below.
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