More about solar power in Ohio
Looking for Ohio solar power pros? The directory above provides easy access to renewable energy experts across the state. In addition to solar panel installers and solar thermal (hot water) installers, you'll also find professionals offering home energy audits, energy efficiency consultation and green contracting services.
The out-of-pocket cost of a solar energy system is largely a function of government incentives. In January 2009, Ohio reinstated their solar photovoltaic (PV) grant program. The Ohio Department of Development (ODOD) offers solar grants on a first-come, first-served basis to customers in the service areas of American Electric Power, Dayton Power & Light, Duke Energy and FirstEnergy. Homeowners can receive $3.00/watt of installed PV capacity, for a max incentive of $25,000. Non-residential (commercial) solar energy systems are eligible to receive $150,000 if they're owned outright, and $200,000 if they're owned by a third party. For more info, visit our Ohio solar incentive page, which outlines some of the programs available in the state.
In addition, Ohio residents and businesses can also receive a 30-percent renewable energy tax credit from the federal government when they install solar panels. (Important note: for commercial systems installed in 2009 and 2010, businesses can opt to receive a solar energy grant -- still worth 30 percent of system costs -- instead of the tax credit.)
If you'd like to move forward with your solar project in Ohio, fill out our solar energy information form. It's free and only takes a few minutes to complete. After learning about your monthly electricity usage, we'll work with our local solar installation pros serving Ohio to get you quality service and a great price. With the 30% federal tax credit and a great solar grant program in place, this is a great time to get solar in Ohio.