Exploring Solar Energy in Columbus?

Did you know Kokosing Solar installs residential solar? Our solar company has been working in Columbus Ohio for a long time and has a headquarters in Westerville, Ohio. The greater Columbus area is growing rapidly. In recent years it has been listed among the fastest-growing cities in the United States.

Residential Solar

As we work in Ohio, we are excited to see more Columbus neighbors reach out, interested in beginning their solar journey. Kokosing Solar has provided homeowners in Columbus and across Ohio with clean energy solutions since 2000.

Some Tips for Going Solar in Columbus Ohio

Most homes in Columbus Ohio are serviced by American Electric Power (AEP). AEP, like all other investor-owned utilities in Ohio, is required to offer their customers net metering.      

Investor-Owned Utilities

There are other rules that AEP is required to follow, as an investor-owned utility. Your Columbus-based solar consultant works with Columbus-area homeowners every day. They will be able to answer questions you have that may be specific to your location in Columbus.    

Rural Co-Ops

If you live in rural Columbus, Ohio, you may be a member of a rural electric co-op. If that’s the case, be sure to read up on solar and rural electric co-ops. 

Our top questions list for any of our customers looking to hire a complete turnkey solar installer:   

  • How long have they been in business?      
  • Do they provide references? When you call those references, what do they say?    
  • Does your installer have a fully trained & licensed electrician on staff?     
  • Does the installer have NABCEP certificate holders on staff?    
  • How long is the workmanship warranty?   
  • Will they tell you if solar will not work well for you (due to roof condition, shading, or other factors)?   

Columbus, Ohio, does not have specific solar incentives available to its residents.  But, anyone who qualifies can take advantage of the Investment Tax Credit.    

Investment Tax Credit

This tax credit gives the solar system owner the ability to deduct 30% of the system cost from taxes owed. Get up to speed on the solar investment tax credit here 

In 2016 Columbus, Ohio, was awarded a $10 million grant through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge.    

In 2015, only 0.38% of new cars purchased in the seven-county region were EVs. Columbus set a goal to increase EV ownership by 500% to 1.8% by 2020.    

Fortunately, the city is on pace to meet or surpass that goal, with EV sales exceeding 2% of vehicles sold at the end of 2018.    


Read more about SMART Columbus here. 

Where We Work in Columbus

We work across Ohio, extending well beyond Columbus too. Here are just a handful of neighborhoods where we have installed solar in Columbus: 

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Families and Organizations in Columbus, Ohio

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