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Solar: Dayton, OH

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Dayton 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. Dayton received a solar score of 39 which is higher than the Ohio state average of 27. Dayton is located in the southwest part of Ohio, an area that receives more direct sunlight than the eastern part of OH. An estimated 71% of homes and businesses in Dayton have a rooftop that can hold a 2 kW solar installation and is unobstructed from direct sunlight. If all that solar capacity was used in Dayton, it would save an estimated 840K metric tons of carbon emissions. For more information on Dayton's solar score, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Dayton, OH

Dayton, OH Solar Score: 50

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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