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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 2019.

69.1 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
242,000
Americans working in solar.
2,162,179
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
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California Solar MW Installed 25,772.78 Number Of Installations 1,009,125 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.77 Number Of Installations 212 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.64 Number Of Installations 684 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,873.30 Number Of Installations 142,719 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 144.28 Number Of Installations 1,082 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,268.42 Number Of Installations 60,193 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 606.18 Number Of Installations 38,412 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 132.39 Number Of Installations 6,433 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,337.04 Number Of Installations 42,185 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,571.35 Number Of Installations 1,663 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 998.92 Number Of Installations 83,267 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 488.32 Number Of Installations 4,739 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 139.03 Number Of Installations 6,035 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 354.87 Number Of Installations 2,427 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 93.91 Number Of Installations 4,065 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 29.28 Number Of Installations 1,248 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 43.77 Number Of Installations 679 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 107.01 Number Of Installations 15,268 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 59.85 Number Of Installations 4,616 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,173.86 Number Of Installations 65,219 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,566.84 Number Of Installations 93,918 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 160.31 Number Of Installations 5,316 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,206.37 Number Of Installations 5,829 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 235.26 Number Of Installations 304 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 229.54 Number Of Installations 10,997 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 57.3 Number Of Installations 1,454 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 45.23 Number Of Installations 470 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,502.45 Number Of Installations 43,492 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 95.13 Number Of Installations 7,359 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 2,911.06 Number Of Installations 107,899 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 818.13 Number Of Installations 20,352 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,775.44 Number Of Installations 119,204 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,601.29 Number Of Installations 12,667 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 231.11 Number Of Installations 4,357 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 36.32 Number Of Installations 682 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 611.66 Number Of Installations 18,539 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 452.24 Number Of Installations 26,863 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 175.1 Number Of Installations 4,668 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 830.59 Number Of Installations 18,942 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.56 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 429.38 Number Of Installations 2,319 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 3,028.61 Number Of Installations 54,090 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,670.84 Number Of Installations 34,996 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 303.82 Number Of Installations 8,223 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 802.75 Number Of Installations 7,322 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 76.61 Number Of Installations 4,963 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 8.53 Number Of Installations 867 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 92.79 Number Of Installations 4,835 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 108.33 Number Of Installations 511 Solar Jobs 190
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California Solar MW Installed 25,772.78 Number Of Installations 1,009,125 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.77 Number Of Installations 212 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.64 Number Of Installations 684 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,873.30 Number Of Installations 142,719 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 144.28 Number Of Installations 1,082 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,268.42 Number Of Installations 60,193 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 606.18 Number Of Installations 38,412 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 132.39 Number Of Installations 6,433 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,337.04 Number Of Installations 42,185 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,571.35 Number Of Installations 1,663 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 998.92 Number Of Installations 83,267 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 488.32 Number Of Installations 4,739 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 139.03 Number Of Installations 6,035 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 354.87 Number Of Installations 2,427 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 93.91 Number Of Installations 4,065 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 29.28 Number Of Installations 1,248 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 43.77 Number Of Installations 679 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 107.01 Number Of Installations 15,268 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 59.85 Number Of Installations 4,616 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,173.86 Number Of Installations 65,219 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,566.84 Number Of Installations 93,918 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 160.31 Number Of Installations 5,316 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,206.37 Number Of Installations 5,829 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 235.26 Number Of Installations 304 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 229.54 Number Of Installations 10,997 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 57.3 Number Of Installations 1,454 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 45.23 Number Of Installations 470 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,502.45 Number Of Installations 43,492 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 95.13 Number Of Installations 7,359 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 2,911.06 Number Of Installations 107,899 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 818.13 Number Of Installations 20,352 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,775.44 Number Of Installations 119,204 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,601.29 Number Of Installations 12,667 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 231.11 Number Of Installations 4,357 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 36.32 Number Of Installations 682 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 611.66 Number Of Installations 18,539 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 452.24 Number Of Installations 26,863 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 175.1 Number Of Installations 4,668 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 830.59 Number Of Installations 18,942 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.56 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 429.38 Number Of Installations 2,319 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 3,028.61 Number Of Installations 54,090 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,670.84 Number Of Installations 34,996 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 303.82 Number Of Installations 8,223 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 802.75 Number Of Installations 7,322 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 76.61 Number Of Installations 4,963 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 8.53 Number Of Installations 867 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 92.79 Number Of Installations 4,835 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 108.33 Number Of Installations 511 Solar Jobs 190
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (2nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 361,436 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 651 (108 Manufacturers, 274 Installers/Developers, 269 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4,759.49 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 9,115 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: 45th (46th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,639 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (15 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $76.78 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 439 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (41st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,601 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.58%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 69 (6 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $166.82 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (42nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,174 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 52 (9 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $69.40 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (34th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,581 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 65 (11 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $210.94 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 411 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (22nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 64,443 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 51 (6 Manufacturers, 29 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $645.88 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 333 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (18th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,409 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: $190.05 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 555 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 410 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.05%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 14 (0 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.97 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (28th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,108 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (14 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $338.55 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 896 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (31st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,530 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 240 (76 Manufacturers, 103 Installers/Developers, 61 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $296.83 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 921 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

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: 26,494 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (5 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $274.94 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 358 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (20th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,572 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (0 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $114.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 118 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

West Virginia Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (49th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 802 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (5 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $29.64 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..

South Dakota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (51st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 186 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (4 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (12th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 96,862 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.96%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 86 (15 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,297.40 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,651 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (45th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,703 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (3 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $52.84 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 368 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 45 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 32% over the last 5 years..

Nebraska Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (44th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,929 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.06%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 33 (4 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $65.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (47th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,920 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (6 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $85.49 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 150 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

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: 31st (25th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,747 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.94%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (9 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $303.64 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 308 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

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 (37th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,112 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 69 (7 Manufacturers, 43 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $355.79 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 582 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (29th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 42,309 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 101 (27 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $579.23 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,206 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (19th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 90,428 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.07%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 257 (32 Manufacturers, 109 Installers/Developers, 116 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,064.36 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,968 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

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: 15,099 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 85 (25 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 27 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $256.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 202 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Utah Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (27th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 323,532 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 144 (21 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 53 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,682.32 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,210 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

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: 168,024 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 186 (32 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 85 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,816.65 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 797 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

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: 57,174 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 84 (11 Manufacturers, 42 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $619.93 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 282 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

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: 41st (36th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,210 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 22.70%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 191 (8 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 153 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $198.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 168 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: 40th (38th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 14,411 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 206 (43 Manufacturers, 101 Installers/Developers, 62 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $222.66 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 981 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (4th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 401,996 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 560 (74 Manufacturers, 291 Installers/Developers, 195 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5,129.80 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 8,200 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: 188,077 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.78%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 260 (53 Manufacturers, 105 Installers/Developers, 102 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,210.67 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,211 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (33rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 21,438 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 369 (72 Manufacturers, 135 Installers/Developers, 162 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $386.22 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,533 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (30th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,126 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 154 (19 Manufacturers, 66 Installers/Developers, 69 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $606.68 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 317 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (21st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 210,090 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 106 (15 Manufacturers, 61 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,798.71 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 875 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (14th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 73,637 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.42%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 160 (31 Manufacturers, 79 Installers/Developers, 50 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,159.79 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 942 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (3rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 676,287 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.81%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 287 (45 Manufacturers, 130 Installers/Developers, 112 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8,129.34 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 4,049 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (17th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 45,214 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 165 (43 Manufacturers, 74 Installers/Developers, 48 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $734.29 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 752 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (40th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,014 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.92%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (8 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $411.04 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 166 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (15th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 87,696 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.77%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 189 (38 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,697.25 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 542 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (9th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 572,456 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.53%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 450 (78 Manufacturers, 225 Installers/Developers, 147 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11,511.67 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,670 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (26th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 55,625 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 561 (120 Manufacturers, 311 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,727.92 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 775 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (11th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 258,355 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.04%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 476 (49 Manufacturers, 234 Installers/Developers, 193 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,352.10 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,406 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: 618,412 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 141 (15 Manufacturers, 75 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,849.81 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 4,068 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (32nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 28,259 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 290 (110 Manufacturers, 89 Installers/Developers, 91 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $647.31 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,311 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (10th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 433,828 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.81%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 539 (87 Manufacturers, 203 Installers/Developers, 249 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,583.44 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,530 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (16th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 258,734 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 132 (3 Manufacturers, 96 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,085.96 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,244 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (7th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 479,924 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.51%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 586 (84 Manufacturers, 367 Installers/Developers, 135 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9,503.16 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,078 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: 136,185 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.33%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 241 (17 Manufacturers, 127 Installers/Developers, 97 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,186.38 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,106 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (6th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 306,353 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.62%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 853 (102 Manufacturers, 301 Installers/Developers, 450 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4,986.54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 3,289 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: 6,709,327 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.74%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2767 (477 Manufacturers, 1310 Installers/Developers, 980 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $62,359.94 million.
  • Prices have fallen 32% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 15,132 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

Thursday, Sep 05, 2019

SEIA Calls for the Expansion of Influential Massachusetts Solar Program

BOSTON, Mass. - Today the Solar Energy Industries Association welcomed the release of proposed changes to the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target (SMART) program, an initiative that supports cost-effective distributed solar deployment in Massachusetts.

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Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019

Solar Industry Commends Maine for Making Major Moves on Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

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Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Gov. Cuomo and NY Legislature Take Laudable Step to Put Solar Goals Into Law

ALBANY, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo today reached an agreement to codify important clean energy targets in the Climate & Communities Protection Act.

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