Solar resources

If you’re exploring solar technology, check out these additional resources.

Solar technology basics

Not sure where to start? Learn more about solar photovoltaic technology and how it works from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Kentucky’s Division of Renewable Energy.

PVWatts® Calculator

Developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, the PVWatts® Calculator estimates the costs and energy produced if you were to install a private solar energy system at your property. By answering a series of questions, the calculations are customized for you and your location.

Tax credits and financial incentives

The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency®, offered by the U.S. Department of Energy, allows users to search for available you may be eligible for in your area.


Check out these tips offered by the U.S. Department of Energy's consumer resource, Energy Saver.

What's Kentucky's solar energy potential?

This interactive heat map by the U.S. Department of Energy estimates the solar energy potential across the U.S.