by Julia Pyper
October 03, 2016

Oklahoma isn’t known for having the most robust solar market. In fact, it doesn’t have much of a solar market at all.

The state is home to the eighth best solar resource in the nation, according to the Oklahoma Renewable Energy Council. But lower-than-average electricity rates and a lack of policy support have made it difficult for solar to thrive.

There were 5.2 megawatts of solar energy installed in Oklahoma at the end of 2015, which is enough to power roughly 570 homes. The state currently ranks 45th in the country for installed solar...