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Solar Energy in Washington

Solar Panels in Washington

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

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Solar Power in Washington

Solar Energy Levels in Washington

The average monthly solar radiation level in Washington's capital city, Olympia, of 3.75 kilowatt hours per square meter per day (kWh/m2/day) is approximately 1% greater than the average level of 3.73 kWh/m2/day in an area with historically low levels (WA) and is approximately 43% 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).
→ Washington values listed here are based on the capital, Olympia.

Solar Radiation in Washington

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

Solar Installs in Washington

Solar Panel Installations in Washington

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

Breakdown of Solar Installs in Washington

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

  • Top Five Solar Install Counties in Washington
    • 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 Washington

Washington Electricity Costs

Residential electricity prices in Washington averaged 9.92 cents per kilowatthour (¢/kWh) in June 2020, which was approximately 25% less than the overall U.S. average residential electricity rate of 13.28¢/kWh in June. [2]

Solar Power Poll: Washington

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Washington Natural Gas Costs

Residential natural gas prices in Washington averaged $12.99 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) in June 2020, which was about 15% less than the overall U.S. average residential natural gas rate of $15.37 per Mcf in June. [3]

More about Washington

About Washington

Washington ranks 13th among all states in the U.S. with a population of approximately 6,724,540. [4]

WA Solar Power

Solar Energy in WA

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

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The largest solar power plant in the world covers 1000 acres & is located in the Mojave Desert in California.

Cities in Washington

ZIP Codes in Washington


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