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Vermont Solar

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
24th (24th in 2016)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
83 (11 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 28 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$472.18 million
Prices have fallen
55% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
266 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th)


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Notable Installations in Vermont

  • PSEG Essex Solar Energy Center was completed in 2014. This photovoltaic project has the capacity to generate 3.6 MW of electricity -- enough to power over 647 Vermont homes.5
  • At 1 MW, Main Street Solar Project in Rutland is among the largest solar installations in Vermont. This project has enough electric capacity to power more than 269 homes.6

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Solar Companies in Vermont

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Vermont State Solar Policy Resources

Vermont Public Service Board – Learn about the governing body that regulates the electricity rates and services of Vermont public utilities

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

DSIRE Incentives Database - Vermont – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Vewrmont and across the United States

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

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

State Affiliate: New England Solar Energy Association


1All data from SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight unless otherwise noted:

2Energy Information Administration, Electric Power Monthly:

3The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs Census:

4SEIA, National Solar Database:

5SEIA, Major Solar Projects List:


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