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Solar State By State

Explore the latest solar market insights and policy updates in all 50 states. All market data is current through 2018.

64.2 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
242,000
Americans working in solar.
1,993,000
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
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California Solar MW Installed 24,463.96 Number Of Installations 937,288 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.67 Number Of Installations 210 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.52 Number Of Installations 661 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,738.58 Number Of Installations 133,352 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 139.74 Number Of Installations 839 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,184.41 Number Of Installations 53,075 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 553.67 Number Of Installations 33,984 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 130.16 Number Of Installations 6,331 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 2,289.58 Number Of Installations 33,313 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,570.83 Number Of Installations 1,640 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 938.87 Number Of Installations 81,363 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 478.26 Number Of Installations 3,436 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 108.47 Number Of Installations 3,670 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 331.19 Number Of Installations 2,217 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 96.00 Number Of Installations 3,735 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 28.77 Number Of Installations 1,174 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 42.67 Number Of Installations 584 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 96.26 Number Of Installations 14,280 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 55.30 Number Of Installations 4,415 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,041.94 Number Of Installations 61,990 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,465.48 Number Of Installations 89,733 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 152.25 Number Of Installations 4,671 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,093.76 Number Of Installations 5,216 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 234.70 Number Of Installations 248 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 202.32 Number Of Installations 9,855 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 56.14 Number Of Installations 1,310 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 42.64 Number Of Installations 460 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,145.42 Number Of Installations 35,954 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 84.93 Number Of Installations 6,924 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 2,732.87 Number Of Installations 99,670 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 791.97 Number Of Installations 18,515 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,628.04 Number Of Installations 111,068 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,260.58 Number Of Installations 10,287 Solar Jobs 6,719
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.47 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 233
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 201.82 Number Of Installations 3,345 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 34.95 Number Of Installations 539 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 599.64 Number Of Installations 17,756 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 420.19 Number Of Installations 24,543 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 118.24 Number Of Installations 3,886 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 662.37 Number Of Installations 17,026 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.55 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 352.92 Number Of Installations 2,284 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 2,924.77 Number Of Installations 48,260 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,650.74 Number Of Installations 33,017 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 288.17 Number Of Installations 7,751 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 730.72 Number Of Installations 5,924 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 67.87 Number Of Installations 4,206 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 7.74 Number Of Installations 837 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 66.52 Number Of Installations 4,509 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 115.78 Number Of Installations 408 Solar Jobs 190
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California Solar MW Installed 24,463.96 Number Of Installations 937,288 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.67 Number Of Installations 210 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.52 Number Of Installations 661 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,738.58 Number Of Installations 133,352 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 139.74 Number Of Installations 839 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,184.41 Number Of Installations 53,075 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 553.67 Number Of Installations 33,984 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 130.16 Number Of Installations 6,331 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 2,289.58 Number Of Installations 33,313 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,570.83 Number Of Installations 1,640 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 938.87 Number Of Installations 81,363 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 478.26 Number Of Installations 3,436 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 108.47 Number Of Installations 3,670 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 331.19 Number Of Installations 2,217 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 96.00 Number Of Installations 3,735 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 28.77 Number Of Installations 1,174 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 42.67 Number Of Installations 584 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 96.26 Number Of Installations 14,280 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 55.30 Number Of Installations 4,415 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,041.94 Number Of Installations 61,990 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,465.48 Number Of Installations 89,733 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 152.25 Number Of Installations 4,671 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,093.76 Number Of Installations 5,216 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 234.70 Number Of Installations 248 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 202.32 Number Of Installations 9,855 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 56.14 Number Of Installations 1,310 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 42.64 Number Of Installations 460 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,145.42 Number Of Installations 35,954 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 84.93 Number Of Installations 6,924 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 2,732.87 Number Of Installations 99,670 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 791.97 Number Of Installations 18,515 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,628.04 Number Of Installations 111,068 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,260.58 Number Of Installations 10,287 Solar Jobs 6,719
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.47 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 233
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 201.82 Number Of Installations 3,345 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 34.95 Number Of Installations 539 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 599.64 Number Of Installations 17,756 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 420.19 Number Of Installations 24,543 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 118.24 Number Of Installations 3,886 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 662.37 Number Of Installations 17,026 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.55 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 352.92 Number Of Installations 2,284 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 2,924.77 Number Of Installations 48,260 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,650.74 Number Of Installations 33,017 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 288.17 Number Of Installations 7,751 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 730.72 Number Of Installations 5,924 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 67.87 Number Of Installations 4,206 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 7.74 Number Of Installations 837 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 66.52 Number Of Installations 4,509 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 115.78 Number Of Installations 408 Solar Jobs 190
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (2nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 349,044 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.85%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 647 (108 Manufacturers, 277 Installers/Developers, 262 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.56 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,081 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd) .

Kentucky Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (45th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,523 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 56 (14 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $74.54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 193 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th) .

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (40th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,796 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 70 (6 Manufacturers, 36 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $158.01 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (42nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,103 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 49 (9 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $67.29 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (34th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,138 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 64 (11 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $193.89 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 269 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th) .

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (22nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,116 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 49 (7 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $618.21 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 174 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st) .

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (18th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,861 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (7 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $181.26 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 642 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th) .

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (48th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 397 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.04%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 14 (0 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.65 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (29th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,097 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 48 (13 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $338.40 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 474 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th) .

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (30th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 25,196 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 237 (76 Manufacturers, 102 Installers/Developers, 59 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $279.82 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 857 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st) .

Mississippi Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (43rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,432 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (5 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $273.54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 427 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st) .

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (19th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,781 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (0 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $124.87 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 78 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th) .

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (49th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 729 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (5 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $28.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 186 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (4 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.04 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (12th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 77,244 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 80 (13 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.09 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 805 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th) .

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (46th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,525 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (4 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $49.11 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 110 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd) .

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 52nd (50th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 46 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (3 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.96 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (44th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,590 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (4 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $62.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (47th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,760 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (7 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $82.58 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 70 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th) .

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (25th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 21,439 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (8 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $224.68 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 299 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th) .

Louisiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (41st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,097 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (7 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $325.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 338 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd) .

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (28th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 39,486 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 102 (27 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $548.16 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 901 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th) .

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (20th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 82,314 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 253 (30 Manufacturers, 111 Installers/Developers, 112 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $956.19 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,666 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th) .

New Hampshire Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (39th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 13,480 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.61%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (25 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 27 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $236.21 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 264 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th) .

Utah Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (27th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 319,641 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 142 (21 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.63 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,079 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th) .

Minnesota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (8th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 152,340 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 183 (33 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 81 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.65 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 837 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: 25th (23rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 54,231 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.98%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 83 (12 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $590.93 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 244 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th) .

Washington DC Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (36th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,045 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 47.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 196 (8 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 158 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $177.77 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 164 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd) .

Wisconsin Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (38th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,331 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.07%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 203 (42 Manufacturers, 102 Installers/Developers, 59 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $193.30 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 734 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th) .

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (4th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 275,814 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 578 (76 Manufacturers, 299 Installers/Developers, 203 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.94 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,946 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd) .

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (35th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 188,015 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 259 (51 Manufacturers, 110 Installers/Developers, 98 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.21 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,297 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th) .

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (33rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,727 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 366 (71 Manufacturers, 127 Installers/Developers, 168 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $312.20 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,636 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th) .

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (32nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 23,028 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 150 (20 Manufacturers, 63 Installers/Developers, 67 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $548.97 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 257 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th) .

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (21st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 203,374 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 107 (15 Manufacturers, 62 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.75 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 950 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th) .

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (14th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 72,189 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 161 (32 Manufacturers, 80 Installers/Developers, 49 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.14 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 992 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th) .

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (3rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 635,152 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 287 (45 Manufacturers, 129 Installers/Developers, 113 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7.75 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,939 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th) .

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (17th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 37,164 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 163 (42 Manufacturers, 74 Installers/Developers, 47 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $657.19 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 622 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th) .

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (37th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,745 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 53 (9 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $407.31 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 241 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th) .

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (15th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 80,100 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 196 (42 Manufacturers, 74 Installers/Developers, 80 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.58 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 585 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th) .

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (9th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 552,544 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 452 (78 Manufacturers, 231 Installers/Developers, 143 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.22 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,829 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th) .

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (26th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 51,684 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 559 (120 Manufacturers, 309 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.65 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 810 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th) .

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (11th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 241,244 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.96%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 463 (49 Manufacturers, 231 Installers/Developers, 183 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.18 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,380 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th) .

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (5th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 555,373 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 137 (14 Manufacturers, 76 Installers/Developers, 47 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,108 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th) .

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (31st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 24,679 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 289 (112 Manufacturers, 89 Installers/Developers, 88 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $593.77 million.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 939 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th) .

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (10th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 416,697 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.69%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 544 (85 Manufacturers, 211 Installers/Developers, 248 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.38 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,603 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th) .

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (16th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 243,183 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 134 (4 Manufacturers, 96 Installers/Developers, 34 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,107 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th) .

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (7th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 450,548 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 591 (86 Manufacturers, 372 Installers/Developers, 133 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.15 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,007 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th) .

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (13th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 120,880 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.90%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 240 (16 Manufacturers, 126 Installers/Developers, 98 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.99 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,018 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th) .

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (6th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 280,919 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 858 (98 Manufacturers, 302 Installers/Developers, 458 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.69 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,061 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 (1st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,368,607 homes .
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,807 (486 Manufacturers, 1,332 Installers/Developers, 989 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $60.07 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 47% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 14,683 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st) .

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

Wednesday, May 08, 2019

SC Senate Passage of Energy Freedom Act Big Step Forward, SEIA Urges Swift Final Approval

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the solar industry commended the South Carolina Senate for passing a landmark energy bill, The Energy Freedom Act, on a bipartisan vote, and urged the House to quickly approve the measure and send it to Gov. McMaster for his signature.

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Monday, Apr 22, 2019

SEIA Praises Nevada Governor and Legislature for Enacting Bill to Increase State’s Renewable Energy Target

WASHINGTON, D.C. and CARSON CITY, Nev. - Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) praised Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak for signing into law Senate Bill 358, which raises Nevada’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) to 50 percent by 2030, doubling it from the current 25 percent target.

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Friday, Apr 19, 2019

New York PSC Makes Needed Improvements to the Value of Distributed Energy Resources Framework

"Community Credit" will help expand access to community solar for more New Yorkers

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