Energy Sources in Pennsylvania
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Pennsylvania 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. Pennsylvania is slightly less viable for residential and business solar installations than the national average. This is because the state typically experiences less direct sunlight than the national average. Most of Pennsylvania receives 3.5-4 kWh of direct sunlight per square mile per day which is below the national average of 4.7 kWh/sq. m/day. Eastern PA receives slightly more direct sunlight throughout the day than western PA on average. An estimated 63% of Pennsylvania roofs are viable for solar installation which is slightly below the national average of 70%. This is due to PA homes having slightly smaller roof sizes (420 sq ft on average) and obstructions like trees and buildings in the way of direct sunlight. However, in general, a residential or solar installation is still a viable option in PA. You should consult with a professional on your personal situation to see if solar is right for you. Below if more information on the Pennsylvania solar score.
Solar Score for Pennsylvania
Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Pennsylvania residents and businesses of 24/100. 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.
Featured VideoAt Compare Electricity, we strive to bring you all the latest news and videos on the Pennsylvania energy market. In our latest video, we detail energy sources generated in Pennsylvania. PA is 3rd in the nation in electricity generation with an abundance of natural resources. The 3 main sources that makeup for over 90% of the electricity generated in the state come from nuclear power, natural gas, and coal. In this video, you will learn more about the renewable and non-renewable sources in Pennsylvania.
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