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Solar: Cincinnati, OH

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Cincinnati to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Cincinnati received a solar score of 33 which is slightly higher than the state average of 27. Cincinnati is located in the southwestern corner of Ohio, an area that receives more direct sunlight than central and eastern OH. An estimated 73% of Cincinnati residents and businesses have a rooftop that is viable for a solar installation. In order to be viable, a rooftop must be large enough to hold a 2 kW solar panel installation and be unobstructed from the sun. For more information, see the Cincinnati solar score below and get a solar quote.

Solar Score for Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati, OH Solar Score: 52

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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