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Solar: Cleveland, OH

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. Cleveland received a solar score of 9 which is considerably lower than the Ohio state average of 27. Cleveland receives 3-3.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. This is much lower than the national average of 4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square miler per day. Also, the average roof size in Cleveland is smaller compared to the state average. This means that there is less solar capacity available for Cleveland residents and businesses. For more information, see the solar score below and fill out a solar quote.

Solar Score for Cleveland, OH

Cleveland, OH Solar Score: 42

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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At Compare Electricity, we are dedicated to bringing you all the latest videos to keep you informed about Cleveland'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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