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Solar: Philadelphia, PA

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Philadelphia to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Philadelphia received a solar score of 13 which typically means a solar installation is not cost-effective businesses and residents. Only 29% of Philadelphia businesses and residents are viable for a solar installation. This means they can fit a 2 kW solar panel on their roof and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. Also, Philadelphia is located in eastern PA, an area that receives less sunlight than the central and western parts of the state. For more information on the Philadelphia solar score, see the graph below.

Solar Score for Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia, PA Solar Score: 53

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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