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Alabama Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
252.1
National Ranking:
25th (18th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
25,958
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.26%
Solar Jobs:
488
Solar Companies in State:
48 (13 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 18 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$291.23 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
500 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th)
Number Of Installations
104

Alabama

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Notable Solar Installations in Alabama

  • River Bend Solar was completed in 2016. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 75 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 6,995 Alabama homes.5
  • Toyota is one of the first major corporations to get involved in Alabama with their project in Huntsville.6

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

Solar Companies in Alabama

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

Alabama State Solar Policy Resources

Official SEIA State Affiliate - Gulf States Renewable Energy Industries Association (GSREIA)

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

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

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