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Kentucky Solar

Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
43rd (37th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
56 (14 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 17 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$68.28 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
213 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th)
Number Of Installations


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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.

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

Solar Companies in Kentucky

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

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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

DSIRE 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

Kentucky Solar Energy Society


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: