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Solar: Columbus, OH 43217

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. Columbus received a solar score of 30 which is slightly better than the Ohio state average of 27. Columbus receives 4-4.5 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. This is slightly more than the state average of 4.2 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day. Also, for 80% of Columbus residents and businesses have rooftops that are large enough for a solar installation and are not obstructed from direct sunlight. For more information or a personalized solar quote, see the solar score below.

Solar Score for Columbus, OH 43217

Columbus, OH Solar Score: 41

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Columbus, OH residents and businesses of 30/100. 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.

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