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Vermont Solar

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Solar Installed (MW):
224.44
National Ranking:
27th (32nd in 2017)
State Homes Powered by Solar:
40,980
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
11.14%
Solar Jobs:
1,535
Solar Companies in State:
89 (12 Manufacturers, 45 Installers/Developers, 28 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State
$494.86 million
Prices have fallen
53% in the last five years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
482 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd)
Number Of Installations
7,285

2017-YIR-VT

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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

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

Solar Companies in Vermont

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 Vermont, based on real price data from solar quotes.

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

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

State Affiliate: New England Solar Energy 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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