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Kentucky Solar

Data Current Through:

Q4 2021

Solar Installed (MW):
National Ranking:
47th (43rd in 2021)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
7,544 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
Solar Jobs:
Solar Companies in State:
38 (10 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 13 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
143 million
Prices have fallen
4% over the last 5 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
1,340 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd)
Number Of Installations:

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Notable Solar Installations in Kentucky

  • Bowling Green Solar Farm was completed in Sep. 2011 by developer SunDurance Energy.  This PV project has the capacity to generate 2 MW of electricity-- enough to power over 190 homes. 
  • Several large retailers in Kentucky have gone solar, including General Motors, which has installed one of the largest corporate photovoltaic systems in the state with 20 kW of solar capacity at their location in Bowling Green.

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

Solar Companies in Kentucky

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 Kentucky, based on real price data from installed systems and solar quotes.

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Kentucky State Solar Policy Resources

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

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

Kentucky 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 – Kentucky – Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Kentucky and across the United States

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

Kentucky Solar Energy Society