Solar Panels In Ohio

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How Much Do Solar Panels Cost In Ohio

The actual cost per watt will vary from county to county in Ohio. The price ranges below are range based on the average price per watt of $2.67.

System Size Avg. Cost Per Watt Low-End Price Average Price High-End Price
6 kWs $2.67 $12,015.00 $16,020.00 $20,025.00
8 kWs $2.67 $16,020.00 $21,360.00 $26,700.00
10 kWs $2.67 $20,025.00 $26,700.00 $33,375.00
12 kWs $2.67 $24,030.00 $32,040.00 $40,050.00
14 kWs $2.67 $28,035.00 $37,380.00 $46,725.00
16 kWs $2.67 $32,040.00 $42,720.00 $53,400.00

Bare in mind, the estimated prices you see above are based on the average cost per watt in Ohio. The average price per watt in your city might be a little higher or lower depending on your city or county.

Ohio Solar Panel Rebates

Did you know there are at least 46 solar panel rebates available in Ohio. This means that in addition to the 26% federal tax credit, you can save even more with Ohio solar rebates. Click below to view all of the solar rebates you can apply for.

  • At Least 46 Solar Rebates
  • Get Federal Tax Credits & Ohio Solar Rebates
  • Save Thousands Of Dollars On Solar Panels In Ohio
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Ohio Solar Panels By City

Cities In Ohio Where Solar Is Booming

Homeowners in Ohio are saving huge on solar panels with solar tax credits. Find out more about how you can eliminate your energy bills, improving the value of your home, and make Ohio a little more green. Check out some of the cities where solar panels are popular in Ohio below.

  • Akron
    Sunlight kWh932.45kWh
    % Qualified74.23%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Canton
    Sunlight kWh939.25kWh
    % Qualified81.54%
    Med. kW Potential6.25kW
  • Cincinnati
    Sunlight kWh991.95kWh
    % Qualified78.71%
    Med. kW Potential6.75kW
  • Cleveland
    Sunlight kWh928.2kWh
    % Qualified84.87%
    Med. kW Potential5.75kW
  • Columbus
    Sunlight kWh962.89163919178kWh
    % Qualified88.92%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Dayton
    Sunlight kWh985.15kWh
    % Qualified80.22%
    Med. kW Potential6kW
  • Hamilton
    Sunlight kWh992.8kWh
    % Qualified83.57%
    Med. kW Potential7kW
  • Kettering
    Sunlight kWh985.0896976791kWh
    % Qualified81.41%
    Med. kW Potential9.5kW
  • Mentor
    Sunlight kWh908.65kWh
    % Qualified78.41%
    Med. kW Potential11.5kW
  • Middletown
    Sunlight kWh992.49469121039kWh
    % Qualified80.77%
    Med. kW Potential8.25kW
  • Parma
    Sunlight kWh928.2kWh
    % Qualified91.79%
    Med. kW Potential7.5kW
  • Springfield
    Sunlight kWh966.45kWh
    % Qualified86.90%
    Med. kW Potential7.5kW
  • Toledo
    Sunlight kWh950.3kWh
    % Qualified73.85%
    Med. kW Potential5.75kW
  • Youngstown
    Sunlight kWh935.83938242488kWh
    % Qualified75.68%
    Med. kW Potential6kW

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Frequently Asked Questions

Common Questions About Solar Panels In Ohio

Still have questions about getting solar panels installed at your home or property in Ohio? Browse some of our most common questions and answers below.

How many solar panels can I fit on my roof?

On average, you can fit about 25 to 28 solar panels for every 500 square feet of roof space. However, in some cases, homeowners will not be able to utilize the entire roof space due to shading or roof grade.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hurricanes?

When properly installed, especially in hurricane-prone areas like Florida, the strict installation regulations ensure that solar panel systems are as safe as the rest of your home and roof. In many circumstances, the added reinforcement actually helps the home and roof fare better in a hurricane than a home without solar panels. Of course, as in any natural disaster, anything can happen and there is no way to guarantee your solar panels won’t sustain damage or be ripped up along with the roof.

How efficient are solar panels?

Modern solar panels are usually about 15% to 18% efficient. This means that 15% to 18% of the sunlight they absorb gets turned into energy. The remaining sunlight is lost as heat, warming the solar panel casing. That being said there are a number of factors that can impact the overall efficiency such as the solar panel age, materials they’re made with, and average sun exposure.

How are solar panels made?

Solar panels are comprised of an array of solar cells (photovoltaic cells). These cells, made of silicon semiconductors, absorb sunlight to create electricity and then transfer the energy into the inverter. The cells are then networked together inside of a case along with some other components to create the panel. You can read more about how a solar panel is made in this article.

How much do solar panels weigh?

The average solar panel weighs about 40 pounds. This will add about 2.8 pounds per square foot to pitched roofs, and about 5 pounds per square foot for flat roofs.

Can Solar Panels Withstand Hail Storms?

Yes! Properly installed solar panels are much more resilient than people imagine. Just because they’re thin and reflective like glass doesn’t mean they are fragile. In fact, many solar panel owners report extensive damage to the rest of their home, cars, and property, while their solar panel system stays undamaged. The angle and direction the panels are installed facing make the biggest difference regarding their vulnerability during a hail storm, and like the rest of your property they can be insured against hail damage.

What are solar panels made of?

Solar panels are made from a wide range of materials and chemicals that each contribute to the conversion of solar light into usable electricity. The main component in any solar panel are crystalline silicon wafers. These wafers are semiconductors that are able to generate electricity from sunlight in a process known as the photovoltaic effect.  In addition, solar panels use glass, wires, metal components, and batteries in order to fully convert and store the sunlight as usable energy for your home.

Interesting Facts About Ohio

Ohio, known locally as the Buckeye State, has a total population of 11,799,448 as of 2020.Since 2010 the population has grown by 2.30%. The percentage of homeownership in Ohio is a whopping 69.7%! This means that 69.7% of the 11,799,448 people in Ohio are potentially elligible to install solar panels at their home. Click here to find out if you're elligible for solar panels. Did you know that Ohio is the the home of The first electric traffic lights, invented and installed in Cleveland in 1914? it should come as no surprise that the state motto is "With God all things are possible".

The total land area for the State of Ohio is 40,860.69 square miles. Including water, it has an overall size of 44,825.58 square miles. The average elevation in Ohio is 850 feet with the highest point being Campbell Hill at an elevation of 1,549 feet. The lowest point in Ohio is Ohio River. This type of landscape is generally advantageous for solar panels.

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