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Alabama Solar

Data Current Through:

Q4 2023

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
32nd (25th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
91,987 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
41 (18 Manufacturers, 13 Installers/Developers, 10 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$856 million
Prices have fallen
47% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,331 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Alabama

  • Muscle Shoals in Cherokee was developed by Orsted and came online in 2021. This 294 MW project produces enough electricity to power 32,334 homes.5
  • Meta, Walmart and Toyota have all gone solar in Alabama. Meta's 294 MW Colbert County Solar project in Cherokee is the largest corporate project in the state.6
  • At 127.3 MW, Black Bear Solar 1 in Montgomery is among the largest solar installations in Alabama. Completed by Lightsource bp in 2017, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 14,000 homes.

Check out our Major Solar Projects List for more notable installations.

Solar Companies in Alabama

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Alabama State Solar Policy Resources

Official SEIA State Affiliate - Alabama Solar Industry Association (AlaSIA)

Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

U.S. Energy Information Administration - Alabama Profile - Explore official energy statistics, including data on electricity supply and demand, from the U.S. government

DSIRE Incentives Database - Alabama - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Alabama and across the United States

Alabama Public Service Commission - Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Alabama public utilities

Alabama State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Alabama

National Renewable Energy Laboratory - Alabama