Skip to Content

Solar: Lancaster, PA

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Lancaster 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. Lancaster received a solar score of 21 which is slightly lower than the Pennsylvania state average of 24. Located in southeastern PA, Lancaster doesn't receive as much direct sunlight as cities in western PA. Also, only 62% of Lancaster homes and businesses are viable for solar energy. In order to be viable, a building must have a rooftop capable of holding a 2 kW solar panel and be unobstructed from direct sunlight. The PA state average is 70% solar viability. For more information or to get a solar quote, see the solar score below.

Solar Score for Lancaster, PA

Lancaster, PA Solar Score: 51

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.

Featured Video

At Compare Electricity, we strive to bring you all the latest news and videos on the Lancaster 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.


Looking for a specific city in Pennsylvania? Check out our featured cities below for more specific energy usage information.


Compare Electricity is dedicated to keeping you current and up to date with industry leading research. View all the latest news, articles and videos for your location below:

Back to top