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Pennsylvania Solar

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Data Current Through:
Q3 2018
Solar Installed (MW):
399.56
National Ranking:
22nd (26th in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
47,076
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.23%
Solar Jobs:
3,848
Solar Companies in State:
560 (118 Manufacturers, 309 Installers/Developers, 133 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$1,579.04 Million
Prices have fallen
43% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
667 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th)
Number Of Installations
22,506

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 the SEIA EnergySage Marketplace to compare quotes and find companies in your area. You can also review the average costs for installing solar in Pennsylvania, based on real price data from solar quotes.

Don't see your company listed? Complete our National Solar Database Survey!

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

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Pennsylvania's Solar Future Plan

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

Official State Affiliate: Mid-Atlantic Solar Energy Industries Association

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

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