Solar Tax Credits, Incentives and Solar Rebates in the United States

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Latest Update: December 2018

There are more than 1,600 programs designed to stimulate the adoption of solar power in the United States. These financial incentives and regulatory programs can significantly improve the financial feasibility of installing solar panels.

Click on the map below to learn more about the available programs in your state.

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Summary Data for Kentucky

State Capital Frankfort
Solar Value Index $574
Solar Energy Produced 6672 kWh / year
Average retail electricity price (2017 data) 8.61 cents / kWh
Average annual consumption per household (2015 data) 13440 kWh
Levelized Cost of Solar Electricity 9.89 cents / kWh
Reached grid parity? Not yet

The Bluegrass State runs on coal, and lots of it. Kentucky is the third largest coal-producing state and almost all of the state's electricity generation is fueled by coal. The share of solar energy in the state's electricity mix is minimal. Other renewables are also under-represented, with only small amounts of hydroelectricity generation. But not all is lost when it comes to solar energy in the state, as financial incentives help to make solar power more affordable.