Solar Overview 
 
 For Electric Customers
Solar energy is capturing sunlight to generate electricity. By placing solar cells, also known as photovoltaic cells, under direct sunlight, a direct current is established. The direct current is then changed to alternating current, suitable for use in the electric power system.

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What size solar system would the average home in the Ameren Missouri service area need?
An average home would require about an 11 kW solar system. A typical installation is 5 kW and consists of 27 panels covering about 590 sq. ft. of roof area. A 5 kW system would produce about 6,300 kWhs of energy or about 45% of the average home’s energy consumption.

How much would it cost to install a solar panel on the average home in the Ameren Missouri service area?
A typical 5 kW installation would be estimated to cost approximately $25,000 to $50,000 before any applicable rebates and/or incentives. Please consult a certified installer to get detailed costs based upon your home's specific needs. Find certified installers on the Missouri Solar Energy Industries Association (MOSEIA) website.

Want to know how a solar system could affect your home’s electric bill?
Use the PVWATTS calculator to learn more.
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