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Solar Resources

Solar Resources 2018-04-19T17:58:52+00:00

The City of Nappanee is working to make it easier, faster, and cost effective for residents, businesses and others to go solar through the SolSmart program, funded by the Department of Energy.

Solar Statement—Mayor Jenkins:
“SolSmart builds upon our community’s interest in leveraging alternative energy to reduce utility bills and potentially provide backup power…We believe that the SolSmart program will ultimately make solar more affordable and accessible while strengthening local economic development and attracting solar developers to the region. Designation will reduce uncertainty for residents and businesses and signal to the solar market that Nappanee is ‘open for business.’ Read the entire Solar Statement here: Mayor’s Statement

Solar Map:
The Number of solar systems in the area has increased rapidly over the last five years. The map below shows solar photovoltaic (PV) systems near Nappanee as of April 2017. Visit the SIREN Solar Indiana interactive map or view the Solar PV Systems near Nappanee here. Filter by year to see how solar has grown!

Solar by the Numbers:
In March 2017, The Solar Foundation released the National Solar Jobs Census. In 2016, there were 2,700 solar jobs in Indiana. Installation jobs comprises 64% of all solar jobs, increasing 29% from 2015 to 2016. As of April 2017, there were approximately 39 solar systems near Nappanee (zip code 46550) including 31 off-grid systems.

Solar Metrics for Nappanee, April 2017

Type of System Number of Installations Total Solar Capacity (kW)
Residential 36 129.1 kW
Commercial 3 22.3 kW
Institutional: Schools, Non-profits, Religious organizations 0 0 kW
Local Government 0 0 kW

Why Install Solar?
The City of Nappanee does not endorse or represent specific products or companies, but we have tried to make it easier for you to find residential solar contractors who actively work in the area. View the Solar Energy Contractor List.