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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 2024.

200 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
263,883
Americans working in solar.
5,028,932
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 48,482 Number Of Installations 2,042,471 Solar Jobs 78,116
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 823 Number Of Installations 237 Solar Jobs 716
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 30 Number Of Installations 2,571 Solar Jobs 74
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 8,487 Number Of Installations 295,539 Solar Jobs 8,337
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 1,122 Number Of Installations 14,348 Solar Jobs 376
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 4,168 Number Of Installations 145,854 Solar Jobs 7,626
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,558 Number Of Installations 96,942 Solar Jobs 2,300
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 286 Number Of Installations 11,353 Solar Jobs 559
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Florida Solar MW Installed 16,640 Number Of Installations 235,473 Solar Jobs 12,267
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 5,936 Number Of Installations 12,697 Solar Jobs 5,382
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,925 Number Of Installations 115,955 Solar Jobs 2,393
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 836 Number Of Installations 21,530 Solar Jobs 633
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 2,948 Number Of Installations 87,374 Solar Jobs 5,652
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,905 Number Of Installations 10,014 Solar Jobs 3,946
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 679 Number Of Installations 16,052 Solar Jobs 886
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 158 Number Of Installations 6,218 Solar Jobs 1,004
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 191 Number Of Installations 6,728 Solar Jobs 1,595
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 617 Number Of Installations 20,836 Solar Jobs 3,185
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Maine Solar MW Installed 1,108 Number Of Installations 9,163 Solar Jobs 678
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 2,183 Number Of Installations 98,309 Solar Jobs 4,921
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 5,233 Number Of Installations 177,143 Solar Jobs 11,024
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 1,457 Number Of Installations 22,597 Solar Jobs 4,073
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 2,811 Number Of Installations 20,792 Solar Jobs 4,643
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 577 Number Of Installations 1,013 Solar Jobs 911
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 654 Number Of Installations 38,414 Solar Jobs 2,894
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Montana Solar MW Installed 298 Number Of Installations 6,218 Solar Jobs 352
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 203 Number Of Installations 3,375 Solar Jobs 1,668
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 7,325 Number Of Installations 123,941 Solar Jobs 7,562
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 284 Number Of Installations 20,879 Solar Jobs 1,108
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 5,362 Number Of Installations 194,550 Solar Jobs 6,594
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 2,576 Number Of Installations 55,944 Solar Jobs 2,013
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New York Solar MW Installed 5,834 Number Of Installations 210,220 Solar Jobs 11,512
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 9,574 Number Of Installations 50,920 Solar Jobs 7,072
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 48 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 2,822 Number Of Installations 20,771 Solar Jobs 7,486
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 189 Number Of Installations 12,143 Solar Jobs 872
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,815 Number Of Installations 54,187 Solar Jobs 4,032
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 2,168 Number Of Installations 72,111 Solar Jobs 4,288
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 1,029 Number Of Installations 21,766 Solar Jobs 1,089
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,566 Number Of Installations 34,679 Solar Jobs 3,393
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 268 Number Of Installations 170 Solar Jobs 483
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 895 Number Of Installations 2,702 Solar Jobs 4,347
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Texas Solar MW Installed 32,142 Number Of Installations 282,230 Solar Jobs 11,250
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Utah Solar MW Installed 3,110 Number Of Installations 73,571 Solar Jobs 7,310
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 430 Number Of Installations 10,362 Solar Jobs 1,191
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 5,418 Number Of Installations 53,549 Solar Jobs 4,753
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 243 Number Of Installations 15,124 Solar Jobs 1,024
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 165 Number Of Installations 2,578 Solar Jobs 378
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 2,326 Number Of Installations 16,622 Solar Jobs 3,274
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Wyoming MW Installed 124 Number Of Installations 2,529 Solar Jobs 165
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 48,482 Number Of Installations 2,042,471 Solar Jobs 78,116
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 823 Number Of Installations 237 Solar Jobs 716
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 30 Number Of Installations 2,571 Solar Jobs 74
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 8,487 Number Of Installations 295,539 Solar Jobs 8,337
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 1,122 Number Of Installations 14,348 Solar Jobs 376
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 4,168 Number Of Installations 145,854 Solar Jobs 7,626
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,558 Number Of Installations 96,942 Solar Jobs 2,300
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 286 Number Of Installations 11,353 Solar Jobs 559
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Florida Solar MW Installed 16,640 Number Of Installations 235,473 Solar Jobs 12,267
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 5,936 Number Of Installations 12,697 Solar Jobs 5,382
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,925 Number Of Installations 115,955 Solar Jobs 2,393
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 836 Number Of Installations 21,530 Solar Jobs 633
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 2,948 Number Of Installations 87,374 Solar Jobs 5,652
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,905 Number Of Installations 10,014 Solar Jobs 3,946
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 679 Number Of Installations 16,052 Solar Jobs 886
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 158 Number Of Installations 6,218 Solar Jobs 1,004
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 191 Number Of Installations 6,728 Solar Jobs 1,595
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 617 Number Of Installations 20,836 Solar Jobs 3,185
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Maine Solar MW Installed 1,108 Number Of Installations 9,163 Solar Jobs 678
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 2,183 Number Of Installations 98,309 Solar Jobs 4,921
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 5,233 Number Of Installations 177,143 Solar Jobs 11,024
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 1,457 Number Of Installations 22,597 Solar Jobs 4,073
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 2,811 Number Of Installations 20,792 Solar Jobs 4,643
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 577 Number Of Installations 1,013 Solar Jobs 911
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 654 Number Of Installations 38,414 Solar Jobs 2,894
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Montana Solar MW Installed 298 Number Of Installations 6,218 Solar Jobs 352
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 203 Number Of Installations 3,375 Solar Jobs 1,668
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 7,325 Number Of Installations 123,941 Solar Jobs 7,562
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 284 Number Of Installations 20,879 Solar Jobs 1,108
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 5,362 Number Of Installations 194,550 Solar Jobs 6,594
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 2,576 Number Of Installations 55,944 Solar Jobs 2,013
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New York Solar MW Installed 5,834 Number Of Installations 210,220 Solar Jobs 11,512
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 9,574 Number Of Installations 50,920 Solar Jobs 7,072
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 48 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 2,822 Number Of Installations 20,771 Solar Jobs 7,486
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 189 Number Of Installations 12,143 Solar Jobs 872
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,815 Number Of Installations 54,187 Solar Jobs 4,032
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 2,168 Number Of Installations 72,111 Solar Jobs 4,288
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 1,029 Number Of Installations 21,766 Solar Jobs 1,089
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,566 Number Of Installations 34,679 Solar Jobs 3,393
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 268 Number Of Installations 170 Solar Jobs 483
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 895 Number Of Installations 2,702 Solar Jobs 4,347
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Texas Solar MW Installed 32,142 Number Of Installations 282,230 Solar Jobs 11,250
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Utah Solar MW Installed 3,110 Number Of Installations 73,571 Solar Jobs 7,310
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 430 Number Of Installations 10,362 Solar Jobs 1,191
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 5,418 Number Of Installations 53,549 Solar Jobs 4,753
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 243 Number Of Installations 15,124 Solar Jobs 1,024
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 165 Number Of Installations 2,578 Solar Jobs 378
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 2,326 Number Of Installations 16,622 Solar Jobs 3,274
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Wyoming MW Installed 124 Number Of Installations 2,529 Solar Jobs 165
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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 (1st in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 3,776,362 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 689 (115 Manufacturers, 261 Installers/Developers, 313 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $37.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 50,504 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (46th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,913 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 48 (13 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $346 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,653 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (18th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 200,242 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.75%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (4 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,643 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (44th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,637 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (7 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $319 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,559 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (41st in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 87,775 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 82 (12 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,605 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (25th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 114,978 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.94%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 44 (4 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,428 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (31st in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 127,280 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 36 (8 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,938 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (48th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 3,646 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (1 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $68 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 41 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (27th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 90,119 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.84%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 45 (18 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $856 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,476 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (16th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 258,044 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 231 (78 Manufacturers, 86 Installers/Developers, 67 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,783 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (35th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,847 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.97%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (5 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $634 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,521 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (50th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,954 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 14 (0 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $164 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 673 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (49th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,426 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (3 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $248 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 881 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (38th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 32,438 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 15 (3 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $281 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 409 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (29th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 311,743 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 89 (21 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,617 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,439 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (4 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $443 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,888 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 190 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (3 Manufacturers, 2 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 352 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (37th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,445 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (4 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $277 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 417 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (28th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 41,132 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.42%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (3 Manufacturers, 21 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $432 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,140 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

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: 29th (24th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 195,924 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.77%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (11 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 983 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: 36th (22nd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,098 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.70%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 71 (5 Manufacturers, 34 Installers/Developers, 32 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $968 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,719 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

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 (15th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 234,615 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.62%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 102 (28 Manufacturers, 38 Installers/Developers, 36 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 10,843 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Virginia Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (7th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 644,448 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 232 (33 Manufacturers, 93 Installers/Developers, 106 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,314 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

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: 41st (40th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 46,017 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.94%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 64 (19 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $761 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 564 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Utah Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (34th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 586,004 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 133 (19 Manufacturers, 61 Installers/Developers, 53 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,630 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Minnesota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (26th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 395,812 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 179 (35 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 80 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,515 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (47th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 76,042 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 76 (12 Manufacturers, 38 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $852 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 168 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

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: 43rd (43rd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 41,216 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 55.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 188 (7 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 153 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $611 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 289 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (9th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 394,506 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.69%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 188 (44 Manufacturers, 86 Installers/Developers, 58 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,017 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,005,625 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 512 (70 Manufacturers, 253 Installers/Developers, 189 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $23.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 19,702 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: 7th (14th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 702,061 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 250 (50 Manufacturers, 87 Installers/Developers, 113 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,090 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (13th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 475,586 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 373 (76 Manufacturers, 114 Installers/Developers, 183 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,948 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (36th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 70,946 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 148 (22 Manufacturers, 53 Installers/Developers, 73 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,544 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (21st in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 611,529 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (17 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,498 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (20th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 233,262 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 146 (22 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 53 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,161 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (11th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,183,679 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 259 (40 Manufacturers, 102 Installers/Developers, 117 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,812 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (32nd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 93,737 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 150 (37 Manufacturers, 67 Installers/Developers, 46 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,600 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (45th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,899 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 53 (12 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $700 million.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 836 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (33rd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 233,710 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 168 (31 Manufacturers, 66 Installers/Developers, 71 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,503 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (5th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,306,868 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.50%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 379 (80 Manufacturers, 171 Installers/Developers, 128 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $19.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 11,365 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (12th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 287,874 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.69%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 496 (114 Manufacturers, 243 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,264 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (4th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 855,300 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.90%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 414 (40 Manufacturers, 195 Installers/Developers, 179 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,429 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (8th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,337,657 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 26.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 126 (18 Manufacturers, 57 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,424 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Ohio Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (6th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 370,020 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.58%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 258 (93 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 93 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 9,273 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (19th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 931,525 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 23.75%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 509 (87 Manufacturers, 194 Installers/Developers, 228 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,224 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (23rd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 512,968 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 113 (2 Manufacturers, 80 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,056 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

New Jersey Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (17th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 915,211 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 459 (79 Manufacturers, 257 Installers/Developers, 123 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $15 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,650 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (30th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 266,917 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.53%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 208 (19 Manufacturers, 105 Installers/Developers, 84 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,314 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

New York Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (10th in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,032,977 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 781 (89 Manufacturers, 254 Installers/Developers, 438 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 11,007 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (2nd in 2023) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 14,572,290 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 28.80%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,476 (427 Manufacturers, 1,120 Installers/Developers, 929 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $105.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 43% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 24,040 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

Thursday, Jul 18, 2024

Solar and Storage Industry Commends Massachusetts House for Passing Critical Legislation to Accelerate the Clean Energy Transition

BOSTON, Mass. — The Massachusetts House of Representatives passed H.4876, a critical piece of legislation that addresses key challenges facing the solar and storage industry in the Commonwealth.

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Thursday, May 30, 2024

CPUC Continues Anti-Distributed Solar Crusade with Devastating Community Solar Decision

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) voted to approve its proposed decision that crushes any chance of a scalable community solar program succeeding in California. Following is a statement from Stephanie Doyle, California State Affairs Director for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA): 

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Thursday, May 09, 2024

Solar and Storage Industry Statement on Maryland’s Landmark Brighter Tomorrow Act

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Today Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed the Brighter Tomorrow Act (SB 783) into law. This landmark legislation will expand solar access to low- and moderate-income Marylanders, facilitate the adoption of automated, digital solar permitting for counties and municipalities, and bring the state closer to its solar energy targets by investing in local clean energy deployment.

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