Solar Energy in Ohio
Just because you live in Ohio doesn’t mean you’re not a candidate for solar power.
Over the course of the year Ohio averages around the same amount of sunshine as 30 other states.
We get far more sunlight during the summer and less during the winter. Each day Ohio averages around 4.2 hours of insolation (peak sunlight).
In fact, Columbus, Ohio actually gets slightly more sunshine than Miami during the summer months of May through August!
Why is this important?
It’s because Germany is leading the world in per capita solar installations even though they are 6 degrees of latitude north of Ohio. If solar can be adopted at a massive scale where there is less sunshine, then it is a great option here!
Ohio also receives 20% more sunlight than Germany over the course of the year.
Solar Power in Ohio
Solar panel systems work even when the sun is not always shining brightly. Ohio has good days for solar energy even when it’s cloudy and snowy.
Even on the cloudiest of days, sunlight is still reaching the panels during the day, though at a reduced rate. Your YellowLite Solar Consultant will look at the average insolation, or peak sunlight, over the course of the entire year in your area and design a system tailored to that amount.
Calculating the total amount of money you’ll save also depends on the amount of work you do upfront. Combining a variety of financing options, including tax credits, rebates, and SRECs with your solar insolation will give you the greatest amount of savings—no matter where you live
Can the modules withstand high winds and hail?
The panels are supported by our roofer-designed mounting system that has been tested to withstand 90 mph (145 kph) winds and can work on almost every type of roofing material. Our modules can withstand one inch (2.5 cm) hailstones at 50 mph (80.5 kph).
Will my city/township approve solar installation?
We have not yet run into any circumstances in which a city/township would not allow a solar installation. Benefiting owners and the environment, homes with solar are an attractive addition to any city or township.