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Solar: Pittsburgh, PA

Compare Electricity has developed a solar score for Pittsburgh to help residents and businesses determine if a solar installation is a viable and cost-effective solution. Pittsburgh received a solar score of 15 which means it is typically not cost-effective for Pittsburgh residents and businesses to install a solar energy solution. Only about half of Pittsburgh residents could fit a solar solution on their rooftops and are unobstructed from direct sunlight. This is lower than the state average of 70%. Also, Pittsburgh is in the western region of PA, an area that typically receives less sunlight than the rest of the state. However, a solar installation may still be viable for some residents and businesses. By filling out a solar quote below, you can find out if your address is suitable for a solar energy installation.

Solar Score for Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh, PA Solar Score: 46

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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