We hear from many people who think there is not enough sunshine in Ohio for solar panels to really work. This seems to be a common misconception. The winters in Columbus are definitely cloudy, but as a solar system owner I can say that there are plenty of sunny days, even in the winter.
The fact is, there is plenty of sun in Ohio for solar to work well. There is more sunshine in Ohio than some other places that have lots of solar. Germany is a leader in solar energy use, yet Ohio has 30% more sunshine per year.