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Solar power in Oklahoma

Solar panels

Solar power in Oklahoma on rooftops can provide 25% of all electricity used in Oklahoma.[1]

Net metering is available to all consumers generating up to 100 kW, in one of the worst policies in the country, as excess generation could be lost monthly,[2] giving the state an F.[3] The primary reason to use net metering is to roll over summer generation to winter usage, which requires continuous roll over of excess generation. Net metering during the month does, however, allow generation during the day when all the lights are off and everyone is away to be used at night, after the sun has gone down. Since meters are read once a month, daily net metering is not reported. As more renewable energy is used, utilities have needed to become accustomed to incorporating local distributed generation.[4]

In 2010, the American Solar Challenge ran from Oklahoma to Illinois, a solar car race.[5]


There are no concentrated solar power (CSP) plants planned for Oklahoma, but the state has the potential to install 1,813,000 MW of CSP, capable of generating 5,068,036 million kWh/year.[6]

Source: NREL[7]
Grid-Connected PV Capacity (MW)[8][9][10][11][12]
Year Capacity Installed % Change
2010 <0.1
2011 0.2 0.1 100%
2012 0.3 0.1 50%
2013 0.7 0.4 133%

See also


  1. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  2. ^ Oklahoma Net Metering
  3. ^ Freeing the Grid
  4. ^ What is Net metering?
  5. ^ American Solar Challenge 2010
  6. ^ Renewable Energy Technical Potential
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