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Pennsylvania Solar

Data Current Through:
Q1 2024
Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
21st (12th in 2023)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
287,874 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
496 (114 Manufacturers, 243 Installers/Developers, 139 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$4.7 billion
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
3,264 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th)
Number Of Installations:

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Pennsylvania Solar Policy Priorities 

SEIA recently launched a steering committee in Pennsylvania advance a bill or bills that create market opportunities for all solar market in Pennsylvania and defend against anti-solar legislation. For more information and to get involved in this effort, contact Leah Meredith

Notable Solar Installations in Pennsylvania

  • Whitetail Solar 1, 2 and 3 in Franklin County was developed by Lightsource bp and completed in 2020. The 72 MWdc project provides 25% of offtaker Pennsylvania State University’s state-wide electricity use.
  • Lineage Logistics, Target, and Prologis have all gone solar in Pennsylvania. Prologis' 4 MW project in Easton is one of the largest corporate solar projects in the state. 
  • At 17.5 MW, Elk Hill Solar 2 in Peters Township is among the largest solar installations in Pennsylvania. Completed by Lightsource bp in 2020, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 2,283 homes.

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

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