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Kentucky Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
43rd (42nd in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
49 (14 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 13 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$54.99 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
138 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th)


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Notable Solar Installations in Kentucky

  • Bowling Green Solar Farm was completed in Sep. 2011 by developer SunDurance Energy.  This PV project has the capacity to generate 2 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 190 homes. 
  • Several large retailers in Kentucky have gone solar, including General Motors, which has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems in the state with 20 kW of solar capacity at their location in Bowling Green.

See our solar installations maps.

Kentucky State Solar Policy Resources

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

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

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

DISRE Incentives Database – Kentucky – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Kentucky and across the United States:

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


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:


2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

Number Of Installations