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Indiana Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
295.76
National Ranking:
23rd (25th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
33,714
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.40%
Solar Jobs:
2,775
Solar Companies in State:
98 (30 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 26 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$474.45 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
525 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th)
Number Of Installations
2,054

2017-YIR-IN

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SEIA Indiana State Policy Priorities

  • Promote distributed generation (including wholesale DG) policies.
  • Ensure future access to net metering for solar customers.
  • Work with stakeholders to ensure reasonable and equitable property taxation treatment for solar systems.

Notable Solar Installations in Indiana

  • Indy Solar II was completed in 2013.  This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 10.1 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 1,177 Indiana homes.5
  • General Motors is one of the first major corporations to get involved in Indiana with their Fort Wayne Assembly project in Roanoke.6
  • At 1 MW, Lanesville Solar RES in Lanesville is among the largest solar installations in Indiana. Completed in 2013, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 128 homes.7

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

Solar Companies in Indiana

Looking for a local installer? Use the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Indiana, based on real price data from solar quotes.

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

Indiana State Solar Policy Resources

Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission - 

Indiana Renwable Energy Association - Keep up on the state of renewable energy in Indiana.

Indiana General Assembly- Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in Indiana

Indiana Office of Energy Development - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

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

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

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

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016