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Pennsylvania Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
347.63
National Ranking:
19th (25th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
40,245
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.21%
Solar Jobs:
3,061
Solar Companies in State:
534 (114 Manufacturers, 306 Installers/Developers, 109 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$1,457.90 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
791 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd)

Pennsylvania is home to more than 530 solar businesses, making it one of the largest solar employers in the nation.  Solar firms in this state offer a wide variety of solar goods and services, including solar cell and module manufacturing, as well as residential and commercial solar installations.

2017-Q4-PA

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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

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Solar Companies in Pennsylvania

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Pennsylvania State Solar Policy Resources

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

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

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

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

EnergySage Solar Data Explorer – Pennsylvania – Review the costs and benefits of installing solar panels in Pennsylvania, based on real price data from solar quotes.

State Affiliate: Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association - Pennsylvania Division

Footnotes

1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/us-solar-market-insight

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly: http://www.eia.gov/electricity/monthly/#generation

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census: http://www.thesolarfoundation.org/solar-jobs-census/states/

4SEIA, National Solar Database: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/national-solar-database

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List: http://www.seia.org/research-resources/major-solar-projects-list

6Ibid

7SEIA, Solar Means Business: http://www.seia.org/campaign/solar-means-business-2016

Number Of Installations
19,191