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Solar State By State

Explore the latest solar market insights and policy updates in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. All market data is current through Q3 2019.

71.3 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
242,000
Americans working in solar.
2,258,647
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
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California Solar MW Installed 26,232.25 Number Of Installations 1,055,286 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.94 Number Of Installations 218 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.64 Number Of Installations 800 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,913.00 Number Of Installations 147,451 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 160.69 Number Of Installations 1,224 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,301.33 Number Of Installations 62,042 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 641.11 Number Of Installations 40,986 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 131.93 Number Of Installations 6,550 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,414.02 Number Of Installations 46,977 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,761.87 Number Of Installations 1,710 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,225.25 Number Of Installations 84,114 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 494.49 Number Of Installations 5,398 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 174.55 Number Of Installations 8,526 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 377.21 Number Of Installations 2,729 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 101.92 Number Of Installations 4,462 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 33.72 Number Of Installations 1,320 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 44.89 Number Of Installations 768 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 108.04 Number Of Installations 15,320 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 60.43 Number Of Installations 4,911 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,160.03 Number Of Installations 66,592 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,582.15 Number Of Installations 94,535 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 176.47 Number Of Installations 7,052 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,287.59 Number Of Installations 6,349 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 241.43 Number Of Installations 351 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 255.13 Number Of Installations 11,708 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 58.78 Number Of Installations 1,633 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 28.959 Number Of Installations 509 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,276.66 Number Of Installations 47,117 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 98.91 Number Of Installations 7,729 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,014.26 Number Of Installations 112,150 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 836.24 Number Of Installations 21,330 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,892.69 Number Of Installations 122,979 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,662.26 Number Of Installations 13,793 Solar Jobs 6,719
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.509 Number Of Installations 42 Solar Jobs 233
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 247.95 Number Of Installations 4,929 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 36.85 Number Of Installations 745 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 613.57 Number Of Installations 19,065 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 475.15 Number Of Installations 28,205 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 211.14 Number Of Installations 5,135 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,049.64 Number Of Installations 19,552 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.779 Number Of Installations 59 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 341.29 Number Of Installations 2,326 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 3,420.74 Number Of Installations 59,133 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,757.74 Number Of Installations 36,218 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 338.31 Number Of Installations 8,402 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 843.22 Number Of Installations 8,740 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 80.87 Number Of Installations 5395 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 8.372 Number Of Installations 894 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 100.84 Number Of Installations 5,167 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 108.88 Number Of Installations 587 Solar Jobs 190
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 26,232.25 Number Of Installations 1,055,286 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.94 Number Of Installations 218 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.64 Number Of Installations 800 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,913.00 Number Of Installations 147,451 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 160.69 Number Of Installations 1,224 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,301.33 Number Of Installations 62,042 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 641.11 Number Of Installations 40,986 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 131.93 Number Of Installations 6,550 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,414.02 Number Of Installations 46,977 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,761.87 Number Of Installations 1,710 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,225.25 Number Of Installations 84,114 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 494.49 Number Of Installations 5,398 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 174.55 Number Of Installations 8,526 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 377.21 Number Of Installations 2,729 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 101.92 Number Of Installations 4,462 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 33.72 Number Of Installations 1,320 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 44.89 Number Of Installations 768 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 108.04 Number Of Installations 15,320 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 60.43 Number Of Installations 4,911 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,160.03 Number Of Installations 66,592 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,582.15 Number Of Installations 94,535 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 176.47 Number Of Installations 7,052 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,287.59 Number Of Installations 6,349 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 241.43 Number Of Installations 351 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 255.13 Number Of Installations 11,708 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 58.78 Number Of Installations 1,633 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 28.959 Number Of Installations 509 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,276.66 Number Of Installations 47,117 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 98.91 Number Of Installations 7,729 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,014.26 Number Of Installations 112,150 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 836.24 Number Of Installations 21,330 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,892.69 Number Of Installations 122,979 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,662.26 Number Of Installations 13,793 Solar Jobs 6,719
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.509 Number Of Installations 42 Solar Jobs 233
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 247.95 Number Of Installations 4,929 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 36.85 Number Of Installations 745 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 613.57 Number Of Installations 19,065 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 475.15 Number Of Installations 28,205 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 211.14 Number Of Installations 5,135 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,049.64 Number Of Installations 19,552 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.779 Number Of Installations 59 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 341.29 Number Of Installations 2,326 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 3,420.74 Number Of Installations 59,133 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,757.74 Number Of Installations 36,218 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 338.31 Number Of Installations 8,402 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 843.22 Number Of Installations 8,740 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 80.87 Number Of Installations 5395 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 8.372 Number Of Installations 894 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 100.84 Number Of Installations 5,167 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 108.88 Number Of Installations 587 Solar Jobs 190
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Texas Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (2nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 408,234 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 750 (120 Manufacturers, 307 Installers/Developers, 323 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5,103.02 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 13,478 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 (46th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,758 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (15 Manufacturers, 29 Installers/Developers, 22 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $78.60 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 321 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (41st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,362 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 76 (8 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $41.73 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 849 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,174 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (11 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $69.40 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..

Iowa Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (34th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,569 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.06%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 72 (12 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $223.86 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 485 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (22nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 65,257 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (9 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 32 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $636.80 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 399 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (18th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,389 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (7 Manufacturers, 23 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $203.60 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 696 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

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: 0.06%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 21 (1 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.97 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..

Alabama Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (28th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,126 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (19 Manufacturers, 21 Installers/Developers, 22 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $335.42 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,468 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Michigan Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (30th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 29,204 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 288 (90 Manufacturers, 122 Installers/Developers, 76 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $318.85 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,387 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: 29th (43rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 27,189 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.50%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (8 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $281.11 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 423 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Wyoming Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (19th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,661 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.33%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (0 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $115.85 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 50 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

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: 22 (5 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $29.64 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% 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: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 23 (4 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% 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: 122,407 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 108 (22 Manufacturers, 50 Installers/Developers, 36 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,499.26 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,571 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Oklahoma Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (45th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,770 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 41 (4 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $52.41 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 479 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

North Dakota Solar

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

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: 12 (3 Manufacturers, 4 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.96 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% 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: 47th (44th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,929 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 39 (5 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $65.50 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..

Montana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (47th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,124 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 46 (7 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $91.66 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 159 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

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: 30th (23rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 38,281 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.44%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 48 (11 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $351.67 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 276 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

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: 10,210 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.07%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 82 (7 Manufacturers, 49 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $361.18 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 750 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Indiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (27th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 44,972 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.42%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 129 (33 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 49 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $595.14 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,799 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Virginia Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (14th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 94,987 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.04%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 290 (33 Manufacturers, 119 Installers/Developers, 138 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,101.52 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 3,810 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

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: 40th (39th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,699 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (27 Manufacturers, 38 Installers/Developers, 44 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $266.80 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 281 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Utah Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (26th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 340,361 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 175 (23 Manufacturers, 85 Installers/Developers, 67 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,684.43 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,567 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

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: 179,336 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.39%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 209 (36 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 102 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,914.20 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 834 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

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 (21st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,666 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.94%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 98 (12 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $660.10 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 267 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

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: 10,777 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 13.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 232 (10 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 187 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $209.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 186 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Wisconsin Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (38th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,660 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 241 (49 Manufacturers, 122 Installers/Developers, 70 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $238.98 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,386 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Florida Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (4th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 411,269 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.65%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 720 (93 Manufacturers, 342 Installers/Developers, 285 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5,323.38 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 8,391 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (35th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 210,881 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 304 (62 Manufacturers, 121 Installers/Developers, 121 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,275.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,623 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Illinois Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (33rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,916 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 442 (83 Manufacturers, 147 Installers/Developers, 212 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $448.29 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,727 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Missouri Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (31st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 29,038 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.50%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (22 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $641.88 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 450 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (20th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 214,741 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 137 (22 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 46 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,801.90 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,761 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (16th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 73,866 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 203 (41 Manufacturers, 90 Installers/Developers, 72 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,164.18 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 972 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (3rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 683,648 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 314 (51 Manufacturers, 139 Installers/Developers, 124 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8,014.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 4,087 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (32nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,939 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (49 Manufacturers, 91 Installers/Developers, 73 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $636.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,115 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (40th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,959 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.84%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 67 (10 Manufacturers, 36 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $407.41 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 198 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (15th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 92,750 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 228 (45 Manufacturers, 85 Installers/Developers, 98 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,797.55 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 594 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (9th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 578,323 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.62%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 571 (87 Manufacturers, 268 Installers/Developers, 216 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11,620.72 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,623 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (25th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 58,444 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 669 (133 Manufacturers, 359 Installers/Developers, 177 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,781.57 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 925 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (11th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 265,060 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 585 (62 Manufacturers, 275 Installers/Developers, 248 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,479.93 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,756 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (5th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 578,546 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 13.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 195 (22 Manufacturers, 88 Installers/Developers, 85 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,640.00 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 5,300 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (29th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,318 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 318 (122 Manufacturers, 97 Installers/Developers, 99 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $670.10 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,545 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (10th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 436,415 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 600 (99 Manufacturers, 217 Installers/Developers, 284 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,614.78 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,488 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (17th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 317,358 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.91%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 158 (6 Manufacturers, 109 Installers/Developers, 43 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,345.74 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,275 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (7th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 496,938 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 717 (97 Manufacturers, 422 Installers/Developers, 198 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9,883.87 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,008 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (13th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 134,581 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.39%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 292 (24 Manufacturers, 140 Installers/Developers, 128 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,203.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,417 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: 326,586 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 989 (117 Manufacturers, 345 Installers/Developers, 527 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5,156.22 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 3,621 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

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: 6,828,939 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.51%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 3430 (567 Manufacturers, 1519 Installers/Developers, 1344 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $63,576.31 million.
  • Prices have fallen 36% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 15,867 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

State Solar Policy

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SEIA's Work in the States

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

Recent State News

Tuesday, Jan 21, 2020

Solar Industry Statement on Flexible Solar Spending Cap Signed by New Jersey Governor Murphy

WASHINGTON DC and TRENTON NJ – New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy today signed legislation that clarifies the state’s Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act of 2018. The legislative changes will give the BPU more latitude in calculating the Clean Energy Act’s yearly cost caps.

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Monday, Jan 13, 2020

Solar Industry Urges New Jersey Governor to Sign Flexible Spending Caps Legislation for Clean Energy Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. and TRENTON, N.J. — Today, the New Jersey General Assembly and Senate passed legislation that clarifies the Board of Public Utilities’ (BPU) authority under the Clean Energy Act. The identical bills authorize the BPU to rollover unused funding to the following year when calculating the cost caps.

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Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019

New York DPS Whitepaper Takes Step Toward the Future of Solar Rate Design

The New York Department of Public Service (DPS) released a long-anticipated whitepaper that proposes rate design changes for residential solar customers in the state.

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