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Solar State By State

Explore the latest solar market insights and policy updates in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. All market data is current through Q3 2022.

135.7 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
255,037
Americans working in solar.
3,841,026
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 38,145 Number Of Installations 1 Solar Jobs 75,712
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 340 Solar Jobs 689
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 17 Number Of Installations 2 Solar Jobs 63
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 6,087 Number Of Installations 243 Solar Jobs 8,278
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 602 Number Of Installations 8 Solar Jobs 354
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,309 Number Of Installations 110 Solar Jobs 7,426
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,161 Number Of Installations 72 Solar Jobs 2,275
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 175 Number Of Installations 9 Solar Jobs 526
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Florida Solar MW Installed 9,791 Number Of Installations 159 Solar Jobs 11,761
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,574 Number Of Installations 9 Solar Jobs 5,314
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,550 Number Of Installations 104 Solar Jobs 2,421
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 630 Number Of Installations 15 Solar Jobs 586
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,909 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 5,520
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,410 Number Of Installations 8 Solar Jobs 3,858
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 646 Number Of Installations 12 Solar Jobs 892
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 110 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 971
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 83 Number Of Installations 4 Solar Jobs 1,485
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 216 Number Of Installations 20 Solar Jobs 3,210
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Maine Solar MW Installed 612 Number Of Installations 5 Solar Jobs 684
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,524 Number Of Installations 86 Solar Jobs 4,872
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 4,037 Number Of Installations 139 Solar Jobs 10,548
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 947 Number Of Installations 18 Solar Jobs 3,941
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,731 Number Of Installations 16 Solar Jobs 4,570
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 437 Number Of Installations 805 Solar Jobs 886
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 442 Number Of Installations 43 Solar Jobs 2,778
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Montana Solar MW Installed 130 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 340
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 80 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 1,548
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 5,040 Number Of Installations 91 Solar Jobs 7,193
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 192 Number Of Installations 13 Solar Jobs 1,101
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 4,270 Number Of Installations 170 Solar Jobs 6,237
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,467 Number Of Installations 44 Solar Jobs 2,013
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New York Solar MW Installed 4,041 Number Of Installations 180 Solar Jobs 10,524
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 8,147 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 6,978
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 42 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 916 Number Of Installations 14 Solar Jobs 7,411
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 101 Number Of Installations 4 Solar Jobs 868
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,360 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 3,968
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 1,002 Number Of Installations 53 Solar Jobs 4,188
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 614 Number Of Installations 14 Solar Jobs 1,067
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,099 Number Of Installations 29 Solar Jobs 3,377
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 89 Solar Jobs 479
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 609 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 4,109
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Texas Solar MW Installed 16,173 Number Of Installations 197 Solar Jobs 10,346
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,761 Number Of Installations 63 Solar Jobs 6,971
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 413 Number Of Installations 10 Solar Jobs 1,193
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,885 Number Of Installations 36 Solar Jobs 4,791
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 192 Number Of Installations 12 Solar Jobs 1,055
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 24 Number Of Installations 1 Solar Jobs 372
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 1,128 Number Of Installations 13 Solar Jobs 2,942
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Wyoming MW Installed 145 Number Of Installations 1 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 38,145 Number Of Installations 1 Solar Jobs 75,712
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 340 Solar Jobs 689
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 17 Number Of Installations 2 Solar Jobs 63
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 6,087 Number Of Installations 243 Solar Jobs 8,278
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 602 Number Of Installations 8 Solar Jobs 354
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,309 Number Of Installations 110 Solar Jobs 7,426
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,161 Number Of Installations 72 Solar Jobs 2,275
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 175 Number Of Installations 9 Solar Jobs 526
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Florida Solar MW Installed 9,791 Number Of Installations 159 Solar Jobs 11,761
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,574 Number Of Installations 9 Solar Jobs 5,314
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,550 Number Of Installations 104 Solar Jobs 2,421
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 630 Number Of Installations 15 Solar Jobs 586
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,909 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 5,520
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,410 Number Of Installations 8 Solar Jobs 3,858
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 646 Number Of Installations 12 Solar Jobs 892
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 110 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 971
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 83 Number Of Installations 4 Solar Jobs 1,485
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 216 Number Of Installations 20 Solar Jobs 3,210
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Maine Solar MW Installed 612 Number Of Installations 5 Solar Jobs 684
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,524 Number Of Installations 86 Solar Jobs 4,872
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 4,037 Number Of Installations 139 Solar Jobs 10,548
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 947 Number Of Installations 18 Solar Jobs 3,941
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,731 Number Of Installations 16 Solar Jobs 4,570
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 437 Number Of Installations 805 Solar Jobs 886
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 442 Number Of Installations 43 Solar Jobs 2,778
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Montana Solar MW Installed 130 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 340
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 80 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 1,548
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 5,040 Number Of Installations 91 Solar Jobs 7,193
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 192 Number Of Installations 13 Solar Jobs 1,101
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 4,270 Number Of Installations 170 Solar Jobs 6,237
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,467 Number Of Installations 44 Solar Jobs 2,013
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New York Solar MW Installed 4,041 Number Of Installations 180 Solar Jobs 10,524
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 8,147 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 6,978
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 42 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 916 Number Of Installations 14 Solar Jobs 7,411
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 101 Number Of Installations 4 Solar Jobs 868
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,360 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 3,968
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 1,002 Number Of Installations 53 Solar Jobs 4,188
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 614 Number Of Installations 14 Solar Jobs 1,067
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,099 Number Of Installations 29 Solar Jobs 3,377
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 89 Solar Jobs 479
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 609 Number Of Installations 3 Solar Jobs 4,109
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Texas Solar MW Installed 16,173 Number Of Installations 197 Solar Jobs 10,346
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,761 Number Of Installations 63 Solar Jobs 6,971
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 413 Number Of Installations 10 Solar Jobs 1,193
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,885 Number Of Installations 36 Solar Jobs 4,791
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 192 Number Of Installations 12 Solar Jobs 1,055
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 24 Number Of Installations 1 Solar Jobs 372
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 1,128 Number Of Installations 13 Solar Jobs 2,942
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Wyoming MW Installed 145 Number Of Installations 1 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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Texas Solar

Get facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in Texas, including companies, projects, and policy resources.

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (1st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,855,828 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.7%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 614 (96 Manufacturers, 160 Installers/Developers, 358 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $19.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 36,092 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

Get facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in Kentucky, including companies, projects, and policy resources.

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,035 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 47 (14 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $178 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,743 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (20th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 106,193 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (4 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $905 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,539 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (39th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,397 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 47 (6 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 22 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $200 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,734 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (25th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 80,929 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 72 (12 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $863 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,315 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (35th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 83,648 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.1%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 43 (4 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $961 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 913 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (23rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 66,101 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (7 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $817 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,299 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,016 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (5 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 44 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (19th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,378 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.6%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 41 (18 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $609 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,744 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (14th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 153,054 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 220 (72 Manufacturers, 66 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,423 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (49th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 46,417 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.8%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 15 (4 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $475 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,917 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (47th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,916 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.5%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (8 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $169 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 260 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (45th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,211 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (3 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $70 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 671 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (51st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 245 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 15 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 246 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (26th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 244,991 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 81 (20 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,371 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (41st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,508 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (4 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $194 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,510 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 149 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 7 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 508 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (44th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,797 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (4 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $127 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,255 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (46th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,436 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.3%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 31 (4 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $194 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,111 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Rhode Island Solar

Get facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in Rhode Island, including companies, projects, and policy resources.

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (24th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 110,174 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.5%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (10 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $992 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 609 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Louisiana Solar

Get facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in Louisiana, including companies, projects, and policy resources.

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (40th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,606 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (5 Manufacturers, 29 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $535 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,816 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (6th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 162,934 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 91 (23 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,360 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Virginia Solar

Get facts and figures on the growth of solar energy in Virginia, including companies, projects, and policy resources.

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (4th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 434,809 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 218 (28 Manufacturers, 60 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,977 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (36th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 29,503 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.3%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (19 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $475 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 635 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (16th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 508,033 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.1%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 119 (16 Manufacturers, 45 Installers/Developers, 58 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,783 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (29th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 230,486 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.6%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 173 (36 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 96 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,432 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (38th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 72,881 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.5%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 67 (11 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $799 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 186 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (33rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 29,793 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 56.5%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 181 (6 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 168 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $459 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 233 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (15th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 182,187 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.6%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 182 (43 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,243 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,157,337 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.3%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 452 (62 Manufacturers, 195 Installers/Developers, 195 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 10,001 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (5th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 525,348 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.6%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 229 (50 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 111 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,785 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (7th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 288,215 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 343 (72 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 198 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,943 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (31st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 46,168 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 137 (21 Manufacturers, 42 Installers/Developers, 74 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,027 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (30th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 348,135 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 86 (14 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,177 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (21st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 169,483 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.0%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 139 (22 Manufacturers, 55 Installers/Developers, 62 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,446 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (8th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 955,987 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.0%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 244 (38 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 142 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,792 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (43rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,108 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 141 (36 Manufacturers, 53 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $900 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,286 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (37th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,169 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 47 (9 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $514 million.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 558 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (22nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 169,514 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 159 (29 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 89 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 973 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (13th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 953,394 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.0%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 370 (76 Manufacturers, 150 Installers/Developers, 144 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $15.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 6,104 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (28th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 121,001 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 468 (111 Manufacturers, 198 Installers/Developers, 159 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,092 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (12th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 452,009 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 384 (38 Manufacturers, 149 Installers/Developers, 197 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,595 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (10th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 873,341 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 22.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 111 (15 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 55 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,229 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (18th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 109,933 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 243 (83 Manufacturers, 56 Installers/Developers, 104 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,832 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (11th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 693,913 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.4%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 496 (81 Manufacturers, 137 Installers/Developers, 278 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,804 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (32nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 395,900 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.1%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (2 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 772 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (17th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 682,696 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.7%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 457 (75 Manufacturers, 205 Installers/Developers, 177 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,995 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (27th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 173,868 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.7%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 194 (15 Manufacturers, 81 Installers/Developers, 98 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,461 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (9th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 669,662 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.9%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 758 (85 Manufacturers, 156 Installers/Developers, 517 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,160 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (2nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,510,648 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 27.3%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,378 (386 Manufacturers, 934 Installers/Developers, 1,058 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $85.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 52% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 27,369 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

State Solar Policy

In states across the country, SEIA advocates for pro-solar policies, including fair compensation, solar-friendly rate design, and much more. Click here to explore the issues and policies that SEIA represents.

SEIA's Work in the States

SEIA's state affairs team is actively engaged on several fronts to ensure pro-solar policies are implemented and protected at the state level. We work closely with official state affiliates and other local partners to achieve maximum impact. To see some of the topic areas and policy positions that inform SEIA's state efforts, browse our Initiatives & Advocacy

Recent State News

Tuesday, Dec 20, 2022

Georgia PSC Vote Prioritizes Utility Profits Over Residents and Solar Customers

ATLANTA and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC) voted on a final order in the Georgia Power Company (GPC) rate case. The order fails to expand the successful rooftop solar pilot program that the PSC created in 2020.

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Wednesday, Dec 14, 2022

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on CPUC's Revised Net Metering Proposal

SACRAMENTO and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) revealed its revised proposal to change the state’s net metering rules. Following is a statement from Sean Gallagher, vice president of state and regulatory affairs for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

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Tuesday, Dec 13, 2022

Trade and Supply Chain Barriers Delay Impact of Historic Clean Energy Law

WASHINGTON, D.C. and HOUSTON, TX — The U.S. added 4.6 gigawatts (GW) of new solar capacity in Q3 2022, a 17% decrease from the same quarter last year as trade barriers and ongoing supply chain constraints continue to slow America’s clean energy progress.

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