New Hampshire is home to 53 solar companies that have worked hard to make an impact in the avaliable clean energy in the state. A large portion of these solar companies focus on manufacturing.
Facts on the New Hampshire Solar Industry
- There are currently more than 56 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in New Hampshire, employing 510.
- In 2012, New Hampshire installed 2 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 26th nationally.
- New Hampshire ranks 28th in the country in cumulative installed solar capacity. There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 1,100 homes.
- The price to install solar on homes and businesses has dropped steadily across the nation— by 5% from last year and 28% from 2010.
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Solar Companies in New Hampshire
There are currently more than 56 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in New Hampshire. 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: 19 manufacturers, 7 manufacturing facilities, 17 contractor/installers, 2 project developers, 10 distributors and 8 engaged in other solar activities including financing, engineering and legal support.
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New Hampshire State Solar Policy Resources
New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of New Hampshire's public utilities
New Hampshire State Legislature – Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in New Hampshire
DSIRE Incentives Database - New Hampshire – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in New Hampshire and across the United States
U.S. Energy Information Administration - New Hampshire State Profile – Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government