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Pennsylvania Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q4 2019
Solar Installed (MW):
491.28
National Ranking:
22nd (25th in 2019)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
59,292 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.25%
Solar Jobs:
4,231
Solar Companies in State:
592 (130 Manufacturers, 317 Installers/Developers, 145 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$1,826.98 million
Prices have fallen
38% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,185 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th)
Number Of Installations:
29,590
Pennsylvania

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Notable Solar Installations in Pennsylvania

  • Keystone Solar Project was completed in 2012. This photovoltaic project  has the capacity to generate 6 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 694 Pennsylvania homes.5
  • Several large retailers in Pennsylvania have gone solar including Crayola, IKEA and Johnson & Johnson. Snyder's-Lance has installed one of the largest such installations with 3 MW of solar capacity at their location in Hanover.6
  • At 2 MW, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia is among the largest solar installations in Pennsylvania. Completed in 2013, this photovoltaic project has enough electric capacity to power more than 335 homes.7

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

Solar Companies in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Pennsylvania, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Pennsylvania State Solar Policy Resources

Official State Affiliate: Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Associatiom (MSEIA)

DSIRE incentives database - Pennsylvania - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Pennsylvania and across the United States

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania's Solar Future Plan

Pennsylvania Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Pennsylvania, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

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

Solar Panel Cost in Pennsylvania - Learn about the history of solar policy in Pennsylvania, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Pennsylvania - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Pennsylvania to see what programs you can benefit from

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

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

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