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Solar Energy in Virginia

Solar Panels in Virginia

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

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Solar Power in Virginia

Solar Energy Levels in Virginia

The average monthly solar radiation level in Virginia's capital city, Richmond, of 4.83 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 29% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 27% 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).
→ Virginia values listed here are based on the capital, Richmond.

Solar Radiation in Virginia

Below is a month-by-month comparison of how average Virginia 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).
→ Virginia values listed here are based on the capital, Richmond.

Solar Installs in Virginia

Solar Panel Installations in Virginia

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Virginia

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

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Virginia
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
    • n/a County: 0 solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • n/a County: solar installs
    • 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 Virginia

Virginia Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Virginia averaged 12.74 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in April 2020, which was approximately 4% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in April. [2]

Solar Power Poll: Virginia

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Virginia Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Virginia averaged $12.46 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in April 2020, which was about 17% more than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $10.68 per Mcf in April. [3]

More about Virginia

About Virginia

Virginia ranks 11th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 8,001,024. [4]

VA Solar Power

Solar Energy in VA

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

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Cities in Virginia

ZIP Codes in Virginia


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