Does New England Get Enough Sunlight for Solar to Make Sense?

Yes, there’s enough sunlight in New England to go solar. While the grass is always greener on the other side, and the sun always shines brighter in retirement states, New England has no trouble sustaining healthy yards and pastures, and we easily get enough sunshine for solar to be a sensible (and less expensive than your local utility) choice for energy production.

Consider this map, created by the National Renewable Energy Lab, showing solar irradiance (aka sunlight) across the United States:

NREL map shows we've got enough sunlight for solar in New England

While other parts of the country clearly get more, we do get enough sunlight to make solar power feasible — especially since the price of electricity is so much higher in New England.

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