Solar Slowdown Comes to Ohio

New solar generation in the second quarter of 2014 in Ohio dropped to the lowest level since early 2010, thanks at least in part to legislation approved by the Ohio legislature and signed by the Governor earlier this summer.

According to the most recent data from the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, only 1.01 megawatts of new solar photovoltaic capacity was approved for registration in Q2 2012 compared to 0.65 megawatts of capacity in Q1 2010.  Similarly, the downward trend in the number of projects approved continued in the Q2 2014.

Source: Ohio's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard - Certified Renewable Energy Facilities.Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Excel spreadsheet. Downloaded 8/22/14. 

Source: Ohio's Alternative Energy Portfolio Standard - Certified Renewable Energy Facilities.Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Excel spreadsheet. Downloaded 8/22/14.