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Kentucky Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2023
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
43rd (33rd in 2022)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
16,577 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
47 (15 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 18 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$276 million
Prices have fallen
54% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
2,333 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st)
Number Of Installations:
Kentucky Annual Solar Installations

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Notable Solar Installations in Kentucky

  • Crittenden Solar Facility in Dry Ridge was developed by Duke Energy and came online in 2017. This 3.8 MW project produces enough electricity to power 399 homes.
  • L'Oreal, Brookfield Properties Retail, and General Motors have all gone solar in Kentucky. L'Oreal's 1.5 MW project in Florence is one of the largest corporate projects in the state.
  • At 14.1 MW, E W Brown in Harrodsburg is among the largest solar installations in Kentucky. Completed by Louisville Gas & Electric in 2016, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 1,481 homes.

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

Solar Companies in Kentucky

Looking for a local installer? Use SolarReviews to get company reviews and estimates for solar in your area. You can also view the average costs for installing solar in Kentucky, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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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