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Solar Energy in Pennsylvania

Solar Panels in Pennsylvania

There are currently at least 0 solar panel installations throughout the state of Pennsylvania right now.

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Solar Power in Pennsylvania

Solar Energy Levels in Pennsylvania

The average monthly solar radiation level in Pennsylvania's capital city, Harrisburg, of 4.56 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 22% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 31% less than the average level of 6.6 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically high levels (NV). [1]


→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Pennsylvania values listed here are based on the capital, Harrisburg.

Solar Radiation in Pennsylvania

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Pennsylvania solar radiation levels compare to average levels in an area with historcially high levels (NV) and one with historically low levels (WA). [1]

→ k/m/d = kWh/m2/day = kilowatt hours per square meter per day.
→ Values listed as 0 (zero) are not available (N/A).
→ Pennsylvania values listed here are based on the capital, Harrisburg.

Solar Installs in Pennsylvania

Solar Panel Installations in Pennsylvania

A look at solar installs in Pennsylvania. The chart below visualizes install totals for the top five counties in PA vs. the cumulative install total of rest of PA counties combined.

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Pennsylvania

There are currently at least 0 solar panel installations throughout the state of Pennsylvania right now. [1]

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Pennsylvania
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
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    • n/a County: solar installs
    • Everywhere Else: 0 solar installs

Note: Install totals presented here are those voluntarily contributed from a variety of sources including solar incentive programs, utilities, installers, and the general public. [1] Data for some states is thinner than others.

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Cost of Utilities in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Pennsylvania averaged 13.56 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in September 2020, which was approximately 0% more than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.55¢/kWh in September. [2]

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Pennsylvania Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Pennsylvania averaged $18.82 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in September 2020, which was about 11% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $16.99 per Mcf in September. [3]

More about Pennsylvania

About Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania ranks 5th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 12,702,379. [4]

PA Solar Power

Solar Energy in PA

To learn more about solar energy and solar power in Pennsylvania, or for additional solar-related resources in PA, visit the U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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Solar cells convert sunlight into electricity through a physical process known as the photovoltaic effect.

Cities in Pennsylvania

ZIP Codes in Pennsylvania


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