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Data Current Through:
Q3 2022
Solar Installed (MW):
916
National Ranking:
26th (18th in 2021)
Enough Solar Installed to Power:
109,933 homes
Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar:
0.9%
Solar Jobs in 2021:
7,411
Solar Companies in State:
243 (83 Manufacturers, 56 Installers/Developers, 104 Others)
Total Solar Investment in State:
$1.5 billion
Prices have fallen
52% over the last 10 years
Growth Projection and Ranking:
8,832 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th)
Number Of Installations:
14

Ohio, which has a burgeoning non-residential solar market, has seen increased competition in the face of the state’s rising renewable portfolio standard goals. There are 268 companies in Ohio providing jobs in the solar industry. 105 of those companies are manufacturers that manufacture goods across the supply chain- from the polysilicon that many photovoltaic panels are comprised of to the racking systems used to install solar panels.

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Notable Solar Installations in Ohio

  • Hillcrest Solar in Mt. Orab was developed by Innergex and came online in 2021. This 265 MW project produces enough electricity to power 32,648 homes.
  • Amazon, Meta, and Campbell Soup Co. have all gone solar in Ohio. Campbell Soup Co.'s 9.8 MW project in Napoleon is one of the largest on-site corporate projects in the state. 
  • At 199.3 MW, Hardin Solar in Alger is among the largest solar installations in Ohio. Completed by Invenergy in 2021, this solar project has enough electric capacity to power more than 24,554 homes.

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

Solar Companies in Ohio

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

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If you're looking for information about local solar companies, check out EnergySage's list of solar companies in Ohio, where you can check out information about each company and see real customer reviews.

Ohio State Solar Policy Resources

Green Energy Ohio

Ohio Energy Project - Read about this energy education resource for students, educators and business partners in Ohio

Ohio Solar Panels Overview - Learn about the history of solar policy in Ohio, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

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

Solar Panel Cost in Ohio - Learn about the history of solar policy in Ohio, along with up-to-date pricing information on EnergySage

Solar Rebates & Incentives in Ohio - Check out EnergySage's list of key solar incentives in Ohio to see what programs you can benefit from

State Energy Office - Find a wide variety of information on state government energy programs, research, policy, projects, energy-saving strategies and energy-related statistics

State Legislature - Track pending legislation affecting solar energy, locate and contact individual legislators, and stay up to date on current legislative issues in OhioDSIRE incentives database - Ohio - Search a public clearinghouse for specific solar energy incentives in Ohio and across the United States

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

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