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New Hampshire Solar

New Hampshire is home to 73 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.

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Facts on the New Hampshire Solar Industry

  • There are currently more than 73 solar companies at work throughout the value chain in New Hampshire, employing 700 people.
  • In 2015, New Hampshire installed 15 MW of solar electric capacity, ranking it 23rd nationally.
  • The 22 MW of solar energy currently installed in New Hampshire ranks the state 31st in the country in installed solar capacity.  There is enough solar energy installed in the state to power 3,500 homes.
  • In 2015, $47 million was invested on solar installations in New Hampshire.  This represents a 341% 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 48% from 2010. 

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Solar Companies in New Hampshire

There are currently more than 73 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: 24 manufacturers, 8 manufacturing facilities, 23 contractor/installers, 5 project developers, 10 distributors and 11 engaged in other solar activities including financing, engineering and legal support.

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How much do solar panels cost in New Hampshire? 

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 New Hampshire.

Solar rebates and solar tax credits in New Hampshire.

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 New Hampshire 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.

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