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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 Q1 2021.

102.8 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
231,000
Americans working in solar.
2,934,377
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 31,872.8 Number Of Installations 1,297,412 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.1 Number Of Installations 157 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 12.7 Number Of Installations 1,460 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,247.0 Number Of Installations 183,573 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 386.1 Number Of Installations 2,934 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,755.9 Number Of Installations 81,794 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 908.5 Number Of Installations 53,946 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 154.4 Number Of Installations 7,492 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 7,074.0 Number Of Installations 90,487 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 3,069.0 Number Of Installations 2,971 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,426.9 Number Of Installations 93,022 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 577.8 Number Of Installations 8,665 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 617.8 Number Of Installations 48,225 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 939.1 Number Of Installations 4,742 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 423.7 Number Of Installations 6,692 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 84.9 Number Of Installations 1,230 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 61.2 Number Of Installations 2,770 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 190.5 Number Of Installations 21,369 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 245.8 Number Of Installations 2,964 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,342.4 Number Of Installations 74,741 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,262.7 Number Of Installations 114,948 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 520.9 Number Of Installations 11,844 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,601.6 Number Of Installations 8,859 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.5 Number Of Installations 856 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 303.0 Number Of Installations 12,642 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 118.4 Number Of Installations 2,135 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 63.3 Number Of Installations 1,325 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,903.8 Number Of Installations 67,657 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 140.5 Number Of Installations 9,966 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,653.1 Number Of Installations 137,227 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,210.9 Number Of Installations 30,513 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,840.3 Number Of Installations 145,012 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,132.3 Number Of Installations 22,333 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.1 Number Of Installations 25 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 527.1 Number Of Installations 8,341 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 79.8 Number Of Installations 3,076 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,122.6 Number Of Installations 24,418 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 786.7 Number Of Installations 37,420 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 412.0 Number Of Installations 8,589 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,891.4 Number Of Installations 23,771 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.9 Number Of Installations 46 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.2 Number Of Installations 2,612 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 9,311.0 Number Of Installations 113,983 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,336.2 Number Of Installations 50,755 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 381.7 Number Of Installations 9,058 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 2,546.4 Number Of Installations 18,076 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 107.6 Number Of Installations 8,103 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 12.5 Number Of Installations 525 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 450.2 Number Of Installations 8,168 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 139.8 Number Of Installations 2,665 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 31,872.8 Number Of Installations 1,297,412 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.1 Number Of Installations 157 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 12.7 Number Of Installations 1,460 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,247.0 Number Of Installations 183,573 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 386.1 Number Of Installations 2,934 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,755.9 Number Of Installations 81,794 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 908.5 Number Of Installations 53,946 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 154.4 Number Of Installations 7,492 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 7,074.0 Number Of Installations 90,487 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 3,069.0 Number Of Installations 2,971 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,426.9 Number Of Installations 93,022 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 577.8 Number Of Installations 8,665 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 617.8 Number Of Installations 48,225 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 939.1 Number Of Installations 4,742 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 423.7 Number Of Installations 6,692 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 84.9 Number Of Installations 1,230 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 61.2 Number Of Installations 2,770 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 190.5 Number Of Installations 21,369 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 245.8 Number Of Installations 2,964 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,342.4 Number Of Installations 74,741 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,262.7 Number Of Installations 114,948 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 520.9 Number Of Installations 11,844 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,601.6 Number Of Installations 8,859 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.5 Number Of Installations 856 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 303.0 Number Of Installations 12,642 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 118.4 Number Of Installations 2,135 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 63.3 Number Of Installations 1,325 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,903.8 Number Of Installations 67,657 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 140.5 Number Of Installations 9,966 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,653.1 Number Of Installations 137,227 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,210.9 Number Of Installations 30,513 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,840.3 Number Of Installations 145,012 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,132.3 Number Of Installations 22,333 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.1 Number Of Installations 25 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 527.1 Number Of Installations 8,341 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 79.8 Number Of Installations 3,076 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,122.6 Number Of Installations 24,418 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 786.7 Number Of Installations 37,420 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 412.0 Number Of Installations 8,589 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,891.4 Number Of Installations 23,771 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.9 Number Of Installations 46 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.2 Number Of Installations 2,612 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 9,311.0 Number Of Installations 113,983 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,336.2 Number Of Installations 50,755 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 381.7 Number Of Installations 9,058 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 2,546.4 Number Of Installations 18,076 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 107.6 Number Of Installations 8,103 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 12.5 Number Of Installations 525 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 450.2 Number Of Installations 8,168 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 139.8 Number Of Installations 2,665 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (2nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,082,407 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 499 (85 Manufacturers, 205 Installers/Developers, 209 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 22,742 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (45th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,241 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: $116 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 817 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (29th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 44,523 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 47 (5 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $349 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,597 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (34th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,559 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 39 (6 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $134 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 310 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (22nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 54,792 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $568 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 728 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (37th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 79,587 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 31 (2 Manufacturers, 21 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $817 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 413 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (23rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 43,550 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.75%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (6 Manufacturers, 13 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $486 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% 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: 48th (46th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,496 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (0 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $32 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 33 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (50th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,531 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (15 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $341 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,447 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (27th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 83,045 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 188 (65 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 50 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $714 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,802 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (31st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,294 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.68%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (3 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $354 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 873 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (35th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,382 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.42%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (0 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 2 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $153 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 152 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (47th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,134 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (3 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $33 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 249 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (49th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 213 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 10 (1 Manufacturers, 4 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 312 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (6th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 222,247 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 74 (16 Manufacturers, 34 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,320 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (39th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,557 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 25 (3 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 131 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 674 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 113 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 7 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 34 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,931 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (3 Manufacturers, 13 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 176 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (44th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,699 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (4 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $160 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 596 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (25th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 73,698 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (10 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $644 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 372 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Louisiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (30th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,248 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 47 (7 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $465 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 507 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (32nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 111,763 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 80 (24 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4549 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (4th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 280,993 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (26 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 6,454 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (38th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 21,763 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.95%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (19 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $351 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 351 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (10th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 442,889 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 100 (15 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 38 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,498 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (21st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 215,771 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 153 (34 Manufacturers, 51 Installers/Developers, 68 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,467 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (40th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 69,026 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 59 (10 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 729 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 256 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (41st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,240 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 43.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 153 (6 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 123 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $260 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 237 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (19th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 71,572 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 152 (37 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 44 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $644 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,414 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (3rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 842,897 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 411 (62 Manufacturers, 211 Installers/Developers, 138 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 12,153 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (7th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 359,160 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 192 (50 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 73 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,066 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (14th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 89,781 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 314 (73 Manufacturers, 104 Installers/Developers, 137 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,648 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (36th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 33,187 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.65%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 119 (18 Manufacturers, 48 Installers/Developers, 53 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $774 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 647 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (16th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 287,628 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 72 (13 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,069 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (20th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 144,197 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 114 (21 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,640 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (5th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 859,707 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 204 (38 Manufacturers, 84 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,993 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (48th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,968 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 126 (36 Manufacturers, 53 Installers/Developers, 37 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 877 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,740 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (43rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,101 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.87%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (5 Manufacturers, 23 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $504 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 521 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (24th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 130,963 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 140 (28 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 54 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,002 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (9th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 810,751 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 315 (66 Manufacturers, 149 Installers/Developers, 100 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,161 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (17th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 96,859 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 426 (105 Manufacturers, 214 Installers/Developers, 107 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,306 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (13th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 340,720 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 354 (34 Manufacturers, 173 Installers/Developers, 147 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,840 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (15th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 672,070 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 94 (14 Manufacturers, 43 Installers/Developers, 37 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,297 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (18th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,137 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 238 (97 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 70 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,955 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (12th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 545,258 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 421 (80 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 183 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,851 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (28th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 356,477 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 16.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 85 (3 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,403 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (11th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 586,709 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 416 (72 Manufacturers, 249 Installers/Developers, 95 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $14.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,834 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (26th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 153,463 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 177 (14 Manufacturers, 92 Installers/Developers, 71 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,373 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (8th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 474,848 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 678 (83 Manufacturers, 233 Installers/Developers, 362 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,987 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: 8,548,370 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 23.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2144 (385 Manufacturers, 1011 Installers/Developers, 748 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $73.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 21,637 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

Wednesday, Jun 16, 2021

Texas Governor Signs Series of Pro Solar Bills into Law

AUSTIN, TX and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Earlier this week Texas Governor Abbott signed a series of bills into law that will benefit the Texas solar industry, including SB 398, SB 63, and SB 760.

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Monday, Jun 07, 2021

Gov. Murphy Has Opportunity to Bring Solar-Ready Warehouses to New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Last week, the New Jersey legislature passed A3352 which will require new warehouses to be solar-ready buildings. If Governor Murphy signs this bill into law, new warehouses that are constructed on or after July 1, 2022 will need to include a building design that’s optimized for solar installations.

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Wednesday, May 26, 2021

SEIA Amps Up Storage Advocacy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) is announcing a new venture to prioritize energy storage across policy advocacy, membership, research and events. The venture, called the Storage Advocacy Network, will be a formal branch of SEIA and serve as a national and state advocacy voice for energy storage.

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