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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 Q2 2021.

108.7 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
231,000
Americans working in solar.
3,060,407
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 32,393.6 Number Of Installations 1,339,965 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.1 Number Of Installations 157 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 12.9 Number Of Installations 1,490 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 6,111.7 Number Of Installations 191,900 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 411.8 Number Of Installations 3,429 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,791.9 Number Of Installations 85,757 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 952.7 Number Of Installations 57,468 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 159.8 Number Of Installations 7,590 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 7,680.9 Number Of Installations 99,530 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 3,248.6 Number Of Installations 3,425 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,441.0 Number Of Installations 94,408 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 583.0 Number Of Installations 9,336 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 685.6 Number Of Installations 54,501 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,033.3 Number Of Installations 5,066 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 426.5 Number Of Installations 6,891 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 87.5 Number Of Installations 1,233 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 64.4 Number Of Installations 3,012 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 194.5 Number Of Installations 21,802 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 279.5 Number Of Installations 3,185 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,376.7 Number Of Installations 76,172 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,380.6 Number Of Installations 118,273 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 590.6 Number Of Installations 12,279 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,617.6 Number Of Installations 9,596 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.7 Number Of Installations 892 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 314.8 Number Of Installations 13,209 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 118.9 Number Of Installations 2,212 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 66.2 Number Of Installations 1,396 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,209.1 Number Of Installations 71,460 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 147.0 Number Of Installations 10,235 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,739.3 Number Of Installations 140,749 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,231.4 Number Of Installations 32,530 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,989.9 Number Of Installations 149,041 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,228.4 Number Of Installations 24,291 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.3 Number Of Installations 27 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 797.2 Number Of Installations 8,998 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 82.4 Number Of Installations 3,338 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,172.0 Number Of Installations 24,920 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 805.7 Number Of Installations 39,782 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 440.5 Number Of Installations 9,387 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,902.6 Number Of Installations 24,564 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.8 Number Of Installations 45 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.2 Number Of Installations 2,613 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 11,062.8 Number Of Installations 125,003 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,456.9 Number Of Installations 52,658 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 385.1 Number Of Installations 9,148 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 2,629.0 Number Of Installations 19,797 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 151.7 Number Of Installations 9,062 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 15.0 Number Of Installations 670 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 488.6 Number Of Installations 8,703 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 140.2 Number Of Installations 2,749 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 32,393.6 Number Of Installations 1,339,965 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.1 Number Of Installations 157 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 12.9 Number Of Installations 1,490 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 6,111.7 Number Of Installations 191,900 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 411.8 Number Of Installations 3,429 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,791.9 Number Of Installations 85,757 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 952.7 Number Of Installations 57,468 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 159.8 Number Of Installations 7,590 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 7,680.9 Number Of Installations 99,530 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 3,248.6 Number Of Installations 3,425 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,441.0 Number Of Installations 94,408 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 583.0 Number Of Installations 9,336 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 685.6 Number Of Installations 54,501 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,033.3 Number Of Installations 5,066 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 426.5 Number Of Installations 6,891 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 87.5 Number Of Installations 1,233 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 64.4 Number Of Installations 3,012 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 194.5 Number Of Installations 21,802 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 279.5 Number Of Installations 3,185 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,376.7 Number Of Installations 76,172 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,380.6 Number Of Installations 118,273 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 590.6 Number Of Installations 12,279 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,617.6 Number Of Installations 9,596 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.7 Number Of Installations 892 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 314.8 Number Of Installations 13,209 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 118.9 Number Of Installations 2,212 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 66.2 Number Of Installations 1,396 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,209.1 Number Of Installations 71,460 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 147.0 Number Of Installations 10,235 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,739.3 Number Of Installations 140,749 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,231.4 Number Of Installations 32,530 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,989.9 Number Of Installations 149,041 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,228.4 Number Of Installations 24,291 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.3 Number Of Installations 27 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 797.2 Number Of Installations 8,998 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 82.4 Number Of Installations 3,338 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,172.0 Number Of Installations 24,920 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 805.7 Number Of Installations 39,782 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 440.5 Number Of Installations 9,387 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,902.6 Number Of Installations 24,564 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.8 Number Of Installations 45 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.2 Number Of Installations 2,613 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 11,062.8 Number Of Installations 125,003 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,456.9 Number Of Installations 52,658 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 385.1 Number Of Installations 9,148 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 2,629.0 Number Of Installations 19,797 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 151.7 Number Of Installations 9,062 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 15.0 Number Of Installations 670 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 488.6 Number Of Installations 8,703 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 140.2 Number Of Installations 2,749 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (2nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,297,592 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.61%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 596 (100 Manufacturers, 241 Installers/Developers, 255 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 26,995 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (45th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,332 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 51 (14 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $125 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 815 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (29th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 50,238 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.83%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 56 (4 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $405 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,519 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (34th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,815 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 46 (8 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $135 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 606 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (22nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 54,407 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 71 (12 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $567 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,238 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (37th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 78,795 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (3 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $832 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 413 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (23rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 45,613 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.87%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 32 (7 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $527 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 982 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (46th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,502 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $33 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 30 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (50th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,050 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (18 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $339 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,349 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (27th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 93,061 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 217 (77 Manufacturers, 83 Installers/Developers, 57 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $784 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,031 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (31st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 33,967 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (4 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $354 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,100 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (35th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,211 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 10 (8 Installers/Developers, 2 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $154 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 121 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (47th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,340 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (4 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $45 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 224 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (49th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 210 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 15 (3 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 312 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (6th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 220,222 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.53%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 83 (20 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,227 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (39th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,766 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (4 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $138 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 981 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 133 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (4 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 147 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,332 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 32 (4 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $95 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 746 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (44th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,441 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 31 (5 Manufacturers, 21 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $161 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 598 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (25th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 75,934 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.81%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (11 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $693 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 444 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

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 (30th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,505 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 61 (10 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $476 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 934 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (32nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 120,970 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 88 (26 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,885 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (4th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 283,853 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 208 (30 Manufacturers, 88 Installers/Developers, 90 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,872 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (38th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,300 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.93%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (20 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 22 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $366 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 356 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (10th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 447,080 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 119 (18 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 47 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,447 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (21st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 213,732 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 164 (35 Manufacturers, 55 Installers/Developers, 74 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,631 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Vermont Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (40th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 67,661 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.93%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 70 (11 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $737 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 190 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (41st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,894 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 57.58%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 179 (7 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 145 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $359 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 245 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (19th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 76,931 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.61%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 171 (43 Manufacturers, 77 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $669 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,741 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Florida Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 908,181 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.74%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 482 (68 Manufacturers, 247 Installers/Developers, 167 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 12,046 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (7th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 373,248 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.65%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 222 (57 Manufacturers, 75 Installers/Developers, 90 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,082 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (14th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 98,419 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.50%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 346 (75 Manufacturers, 113 Installers/Developers, 158 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,633 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (36th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 33,623 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 137 (21 Manufacturers, 52 Installers/Developers, 64 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $793 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 849 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (16th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 284,169 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (15 Manufacturers, 51 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,952 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (20th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 147,535 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 141 (25 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 44 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,668 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (5th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 846,689 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.81%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 257 (44 Manufacturers, 104 Installers/Developers, 109 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,596 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (48th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,463 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 143 (38 Manufacturers, 59 Installers/Developers, 46 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 667 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,807 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (43rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,287 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 43 (10 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $468 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 468 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (24th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 134,691 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 163 (33 Manufacturers, 65 Installers/Developers, 65 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,113 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (9th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 907,817 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 361 (72 Manufacturers, 174 Installers/Developers, 115 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $14.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,316 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (17th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 96,251 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 484 (120 Manufacturers, 241 Installers/Developers, 123 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,706 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (13th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 335,951 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 415 (38 Manufacturers, 208 Installers/Developers, 169 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,683 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (15th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 695,487 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.91%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 108 (15 Manufacturers, 52 Installers/Developers, 41 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,950 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (18th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 95,263 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 251 (101 Manufacturers, 76 Installers/Developers, 74 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,596 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (12th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 552,186 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 490 (85 Manufacturers, 185 Installers/Developers, 220 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,803 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (28th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 353,421 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 121 (3 Manufacturers, 84 Installers/Developers, 34 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,277 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (11th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 579,252 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.79%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 470 (81 Manufacturers, 281 Installers/Developers, 108 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,284 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (26th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 153,215 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 205 (15 Manufacturers, 111 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,373 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (8th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 483,665 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.83%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 761 (91 Manufacturers, 263 Installers/Developers, 407 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,081 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (1st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,430,324 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 24.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,438 (411 Manufacturers, 1,164 Installers/Developers, 863 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $74.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 21,444 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

Monday, Sep 13, 2021

Path to 100 Coalition Secures 50% Renewable Energy Standard for Illinois

CHICAGO — Today, Illinois passed major clean energy legislation that commits the state to reaching 40% renewable energy by 2030 and 50% renewables by 2040.

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Wednesday, Jul 28, 2021

New Jersey Board of Public Utilities Implements New Solar Incentive Program

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) released its detailed plans to implement a new Successor Solar Incentive Program and close the Transition Incentive Program to new applications within 30 days.

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Thursday, Jul 22, 2021

SEIA Secures Reduced Charge for Energy Storage in Southern California Edison Territory

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Southern California Edison (SCE) filed its final Wholesale Distribution Access Tariff proposal with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) settlement judge this month. After 18 months of discussion, the new proposal includes a significant reduction to the wires charge for standalone energy storage.

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