There are currently more than 110 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Missouri. Efficient work by these companies continues to lower the price of solar installations.
Facts on the Missouri Solar Industry
- There are currently more than 110 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Missouri, employing 2,500 people.
- In 2014, Missouri installed 73 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 11th nationally.
- The 120 MW of solar energy currently installed in Missouri ranks the state 18th in the country in installed solar capacity. There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 13,000 homes.
- In 2014, $187 million was invested on solar installations in Missouri. This represents a 63% increase over the previous year, and is expected to grow again this year.
- Installed solar photovoltaic system prices in the U.S. have dropped steadily -- by 6% from last year and 53% from 2010.
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Notable Solar Installations in Missouri
- Butler Solar Farm was completed in 2014 by developer MC Power. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 3.2 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 300 Missouri homes.
- Several large retailers in Missouri have gone solar. Anheuser-Busch has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems in the state with 25 kW of solar capacity at their location in Bridgeton.
- At 5.7 MW, O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center is among the largest solar installations in Missouri. Completed in 2014 by MC Industrial, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 600 homes.
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Solar Companies in Missouri
There are currently more than 110 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in Missouri. These companies provide a wide variety of solar products and services ranging from solar system installations to the manufacturing of components used in photovoltaic panels. These companies can be broken down across the following categories: 17 manufacturers, 6 manufacturing facilities, 47 contractor/installers, 2 project developers, 11 distributors and 33 engaged in other solar activities including financing, engineering and legal support.
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Solar panel costs have fallen significantly in the last 5 years and now installing solar panels can be one of the best investments you can make for your home. There are also now a lot of products on the market utilizing sophisticated financing vehicles to make solar panels for your home affordable. This website will show you the average retail price of installing home solar panels in Missouri.
Solar rebates and solar tax credits in Missouri.
Solar incentives are offered at the utility, county, state and federal level. These solar incentives can take various forms including solar tax credits, up front solar rebates, premium feed in tariffs (known as net metering) or solar production incentives.The eligibility and rules for each incentive program can vary greatly. This solar panel calculator allows you to enter your address and it will tell you what solar incentives will apply at your house and the value of these if you go solar.
Finding the right solar company for you:
There are many solar companies in Missouri offering a wide variety of brands and options. This consumer reviews website will show you the consumer ratings of each solar installer that services your area and will also show you what brands of solar panels.
Missouri Public Service Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Missouri public utilities
Missouri General Assembly – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Missouri
DSIRE Incentives Database - Missouri – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Missouri and across the United States
U.S. Energy Information Administration - Missouri State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government