There are currently more than 125 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 125 solar companies1 at work throughout the value chain in Missouri, employing 1,854 people2.
- In 2015, Missouri installed 20 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 22nd nationally3.
- In 2015, $50 million was invested on solar installations in Missouri.
- The 136 MW of solar energy currently installed in Missouri ranks the state 19th in the country in installed solar capacity. There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 14,000 homes.
- Over the next five years, Missouri is expected to install 325 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking the state 27th over that time span. This amount is more than 3 times the amount of solar installed over the last five years.
- Installed solar PV system prices in the U.S. have dropped steadily- by 12% from last year and 66% 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 homes4.
- 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 homes5.
- Several large retailers in Missouri have gone solar, including Anheuser-Busch. IKEA has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems in the state with 1,280 kW of solar capacity at their location in St. Louis6.
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Solar Companies in Missouri
There are currently more than 125 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: 21 manufacturers, 21 manufacturing facilities, 52 contractor/installers, 2 project developers, 11 distributors and 39 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