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Kentucky Solar Development Analysis

Kentucky Solar Development Analysis

The state of solar development in Kentucky can be evaluated by key factors such as federal and local regulations, incentives, grid interconnection and integration. The current state of development activity in Kentucky is growing and can be seen in this analysis summarizing all facets of solar energy project development.

We will break down the various federal and state incentives available to solar energy developers in Kentucky and how to access them.

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Kentucky Solar Energy Development Activity

As of February 2024, Kentucky has just 7 operational solar farms with a current capacity of 68 MW and a current electricity generation of 11,671 MWh. Kentucky has 2 solar farms under construction with 57 MW capacity total and 5 planned solar farms with 737 MW1 capacity. Kentucky has a significant amount of Utility-Scale queued solar farms compared to the other states in the US, with 144 queued projects and 9 site control projects. 

Overall, if all planned and under construction farms go into operating status, Kentucky will expand its capacity by 794 MW. In Kentucky, the average solar farm size is 113 acres producing 9.7 MW of electricity under ideal conditions. So a solar farm in Kentucky needs an average of 11.6 acres per MW of capacity.

Utility Scale Solar Vs Community Solar


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