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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 2020.

97.2 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
250,000
Americans working in solar.
2,794,602
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 31,288.0 Number Of Installations 1,255,360 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.1 Number Of Installations 157 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 12.1 Number Of Installations 1,415 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,175.7 Number Of Installations 176,544 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 381.1 Number Of Installations 2,579 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,708.3 Number Of Installations 77,721 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 878.6 Number Of Installations 51,990 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 150.1 Number Of Installations 7,327 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 6,539.8 Number Of Installations 80,997 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,757.9 Number Of Installations 2,586 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,413.2 Number Of Installations 91,633 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 573.0 Number Of Installations 8,092 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 465.4 Number Of Installations 24,442 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 473.3 Number Of Installations 4,268 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 287.8 Number Of Installations 6,293 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 81.9 Number Of Installations 1,104 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 59.5 Number Of Installations 2,594 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 188.5 Number Of Installations 21,147 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 170.7 Number Of Installations 2,844 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,288.7 Number Of Installations 73,241 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,046.7 Number Of Installations 111,810 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 290.7 Number Of Installations 11,052 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,568.6 Number Of Installations 8,243 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.4 Number Of Installations 850 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 292.8 Number Of Installations 12,083 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 116.8 Number Of Installations 2,026 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 63.0 Number Of Installations 1,317 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,871.7 Number Of Installations 64,206 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 132.9 Number Of Installations 9,622 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,592.8 Number Of Installations 133,849 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,196.9 Number Of Installations 28,469 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,724.4 Number Of Installations 141,106 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,037.8 Number Of Installations 20,822 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.8 Number Of Installations 23 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 503.3 Number Of Installations 7,703 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 75.3 Number Of Installations 2,689 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 966.4 Number Of Installations 23,164 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 664.34 Number Of Installations 33,889 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 402.8 Number Of Installations 7,962 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,781.6 Number Of Installations 22,861 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.8 Number Of Installations 41 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.1 Number Of Installations 2,609 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 7,784.6 Number Of Installations 103,855 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,203.1 Number Of Installations 47,248 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 379.0 Number Of Installations 8,971 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 2,310.5 Number Of Installations 16,043 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 107.7 Number Of Installations 8,079 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 11.2 Number Of Installations 410 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 442.0 Number Of Installations 7,679 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 140.0 Number Of Installations 2,617 Solar Jobs 159
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 31,288.0 Number Of Installations 1,255,360 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.1 Number Of Installations 157 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 12.1 Number Of Installations 1,415 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,175.7 Number Of Installations 176,544 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 381.1 Number Of Installations 2,579 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,708.3 Number Of Installations 77,721 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 878.6 Number Of Installations 51,990 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 150.1 Number Of Installations 7,327 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 6,539.8 Number Of Installations 80,997 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,757.9 Number Of Installations 2,586 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,413.2 Number Of Installations 91,633 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 573.0 Number Of Installations 8,092 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 465.4 Number Of Installations 24,442 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 473.3 Number Of Installations 4,268 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 287.8 Number Of Installations 6,293 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 81.9 Number Of Installations 1,104 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 59.5 Number Of Installations 2,594 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 188.5 Number Of Installations 21,147 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 170.7 Number Of Installations 2,844 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,288.7 Number Of Installations 73,241 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,046.7 Number Of Installations 111,810 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 290.7 Number Of Installations 11,052 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,568.6 Number Of Installations 8,243 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.4 Number Of Installations 850 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 292.8 Number Of Installations 12,083 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 116.8 Number Of Installations 2,026 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 63.0 Number Of Installations 1,317 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,871.7 Number Of Installations 64,206 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 132.9 Number Of Installations 9,622 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,592.8 Number Of Installations 133,849 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,196.9 Number Of Installations 28,469 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,724.4 Number Of Installations 141,106 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,037.8 Number Of Installations 20,822 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.8 Number Of Installations 23 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 503.3 Number Of Installations 7,703 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 75.3 Number Of Installations 2,689 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 966.4 Number Of Installations 23,164 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 664.34 Number Of Installations 33,889 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 402.8 Number Of Installations 7,962 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,781.6 Number Of Installations 22,861 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.8 Number Of Installations 41 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.1 Number Of Installations 2,609 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 7,784.6 Number Of Installations 103,855 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,203.1 Number Of Installations 47,248 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 379.0 Number Of Installations 8,971 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 2,310.5 Number Of Installations 16,043 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 107.7 Number Of Installations 8,079 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 11.2 Number Of Installations 410 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 442.0 Number Of Installations 7,679 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 140.0 Number Of Installations 2,617 Solar Jobs 159
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (2nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 903,957 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.97%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 475 (80 Manufacturers, 195 Installers/Developers, 200 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 20,328 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (46th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,081 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 41 (11 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $111 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 848 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (29th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,408 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (5 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $309 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,331 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (35th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,140 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (7 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $125 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 349 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (22nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 36,695 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $435 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 342 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (38th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 78,988 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (2 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $801 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 455 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (23rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 43,036 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.68%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (2 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $469 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,170 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (47th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,432 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $31 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 34 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (51st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,531 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 38 (14 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $339 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,667 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (26th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 45,525 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 174 (59 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 45 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $502 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,594 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (31st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,285 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.68%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (3 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $352 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 859 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (36th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,419 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (8 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $152 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 183 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (48th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,017 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 18 (4 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $35 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 277 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 200 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 311 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (6th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 209,240 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (17 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,344 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (40th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,047 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 22 (3 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $118 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 685 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 52nd (52nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 83 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 40 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (43rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,895 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $90 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 262 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43trd (45th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,504 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (4 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $155 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 366 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (25th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 72,111 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 25 (9 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $622 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 385 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Louisiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (30th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,061 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (8 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $457 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 598 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (32nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 55,574 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.65%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 77 (18 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $735 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,969 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (4th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 254,918 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 175 (26 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 6,847 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (39th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,584 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 53 (16 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $337 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 342 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (9th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 417,784 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 103 (14 Manufacturers, 50 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,628 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (21st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 203,522 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 146 (31 Manufacturers, 49 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,138 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (41st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 68,560 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 60 (10 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $722 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 260 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (42nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,257 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 40.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 144 (4 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 116 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $274 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 246 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (19th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 70,338 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 141 (35 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $604 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,123 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (3rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 780,586 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 414 (66 Manufacturers, 209 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 12,042 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (13th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 322,691 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 191 (43 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 77 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,246 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (17th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 67,724 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 301 (63 Manufacturers, 99 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,625 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (37th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 32,063 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.61%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (13 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $746 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 709 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (14th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 284,607 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.87%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (15 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2055 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (20th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 123,834 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 116 (19 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,647 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (5th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 848,469 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 216 (35 Manufacturers, 88 Installers/Developers, 93 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,242 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (49th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,966 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.55%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 111 (26 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 38 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $667 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,038 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (44th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,587 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.48%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (5 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $449 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 587 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (24th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 126,730 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 135 (28 Manufacturers, 52 Installers/Developers, 55 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 923 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (8th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 801,481 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.93%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 307 (62 Manufacturers, 142 Installers/Developers, 103 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,193 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (25th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 81,273 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 395 (96 Manufacturers, 201 Installers/Developers, 98 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,073.04 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,108 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (11th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 331,860 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.96%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 348 (35 Manufacturers, 177 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,099 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (12th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 667,506 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 84 (12 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,326 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (18th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 60,456 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (88 Manufacturers, 59 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $953 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,349 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (15th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 508,721 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 419 (71 Manufacturers, 150 Installers/Developers, 198 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,553 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (27th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 353,165 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.83%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 94 (3 Manufacturers, 65 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,576 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (10th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 577,297 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 399 (65 Manufacturers, 245 Installers/Developers, 89 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,096 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (28th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 147,244 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 178 (11 Manufacturers, 93 Installers/Developers, 74 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,351 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (7th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 455,585 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 663 (77 Manufacturers, 224 Installers/Developers, 362 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,475 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (1st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,402,678 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 22.69%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,006 (341 Manufacturers, 951 Installers/Developers, 714 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $71.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 19,033 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

State Solar Policy

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

SEIA's Work in the States

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

Recent State News

Friday, Mar 26, 2021

Governor Baker Brings Tax Certainty to Massachusetts Solar Customers, Sets Net Zero Emissions Target

BOSTON and WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Governor Baker signed “An Act Creating A Roadmap for the Next Generation of Climate Policy” into law, ending a months-long standoff with the legislature on this bill.

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Friday, Dec 18, 2020

MI PSC Order in Consumers Energy Rate Case Creates Muddled Future for Solar

Lansing, MI — The Michigan Public Service Commission issued its Order in the Consumers Energy rate case on Thursday.

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Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

Arkansas Group Joins National Solar Trade Association, Strengthening Solar Advocacy in the Southeast

WASHINGTON, D.C. and LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA), the national trade association for the U.S. solar energy industry, announced today that the Arkansas Advanced Energy Association (AAEA) is now an official SEIA state affiliate.

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