Solar power in Idaho

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Solar panels

Solar power in Idaho on rooftops can provide 23% of all electricity used in Idaho.[1] The low average cost of electricity makes Idaho one of the last states in the country to reach grid parity.[2]

Net metering is limited to 25 kW for residential users, and 100 kW for commercial users, other than for Avista Utilities customers, where the limit for all users is 100 kW.

The City of Boise is planning on building a 20 MW solar plant near the Boise Airport, at a cost of $45 million.[3][4][5] Two 20 MW solar power plants, Grand View Solar One and Solar Two, in Grand View, Idaho are planned. Construction of Grand View Solar One was expected to be completed by January 12, 2013.[6]

Statistics[edit]

Source: NREL[7]
Grid-Connected PV Capacity (MW)[8][9][10][11][12][13]
Year Capacity Installed % Change
2009 0.1
2010 0.2 0.2 100%
2011 0.4 <0.1 100%
2012 1.0 0.7 175%
2013 1.8 0.7 64%


See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Report Argues for a Decentralized System of Renewable Power Generation
  2. ^ Reaching Grid Parity
  3. ^ Boise Solar Plant One Step Closer to Being a Reality
  4. ^ Boise to Build $45 Million Solar Power Plant
  5. ^ As price of solar power drops, Idaho Power Co. looks to expand its portfolio
  6. ^ Idaho's first major solar plant takes shape
  7. ^ "PV Watts". NREL. Retrieved 22 July 2012. 
  8. ^ Sherwood, Larry (August 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2011". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2012-08-16. 
  9. ^ Sherwood, Larry (June 2011). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2010". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2011-06-29. 
  10. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2010). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2009". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2010-07-28. 
  11. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2009). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2008" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2010-07-24. 
  12. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2012). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2012" (PDF). Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). p. 16. Retrieved 2013-10-11. 
  13. ^ Sherwood, Larry (July 2014). "U.S. Solar Market Trends 2013". Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC). Retrieved 2014-09-26. 

External links[edit]