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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 Q4 2023.

162.8 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
263,883
Americans working in solar.
4,656,138
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 43,244 Number Of Installations 1,928,662 Solar Jobs 78116
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 813 Number Of Installations 235 Solar Jobs 716
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 32 Number Of Installations 2,485 Solar Jobs 74
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 6,731 Number Of Installations 281,055 Solar Jobs 8337
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 700 Number Of Installations 12,949 Solar Jobs 376
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 3,486 Number Of Installations 130,969 Solar Jobs 7626
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,361 Number Of Installations 86,785 Solar Jobs 2300
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 261 Number Of Installations 10,767 Solar Jobs 559
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Florida Solar MW Installed 12,877 Number Of Installations 211,551 Solar Jobs 12267
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 5,485 Number Of Installations 12,013 Solar Jobs 5382
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,826 Number Of Installations 110,530 Solar Jobs 2393
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 887 Number Of Installations 19,928 Solar Jobs 633
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 2,347 Number Of Installations 71,455 Solar Jobs 5652
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 2,299 Number Of Installations 9,515 Solar Jobs 3946
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 705 Number Of Installations 14,448 Solar Jobs 886
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 134 Number Of Installations 5,441 Solar Jobs 1004
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 172 Number Of Installations 5,734 Solar Jobs 1595
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 315 Number Of Installations 19,944 Solar Jobs 3185
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Maine Solar MW Installed 948 Number Of Installations 7,317 Solar Jobs 678
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,865 Number Of Installations 93,873 Solar Jobs 4921
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 4,376 Number Of Installations 147,364 Solar Jobs 11024
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 1,314 Number Of Installations 20,920 Solar Jobs 4073
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,917 Number Of Installations 18,216 Solar Jobs 4643
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 570 Number Of Installations 960 Solar Jobs 911
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 557 Number Of Installations 35,071 Solar Jobs 2894
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Montana Solar MW Installed 359 Number Of Installations 5,214 Solar Jobs 352
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 87 Number Of Installations 3,140 Solar Jobs 1668
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 6,299 Number Of Installations 111,911 Solar Jobs 7562
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 250 Number Of Installations 17,929 Solar Jobs 1108
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 4,696 Number Of Installations 184,252 Solar Jobs 6594
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,894 Number Of Installations 52,437 Solar Jobs 2013
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New York Solar MW Installed 4,937 Number Of Installations 198,175 Solar Jobs 11512
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 8,648 Number Of Installations 47,041 Solar Jobs 7072
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 47 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 1,444 Number Of Installations 17,602 Solar Jobs 7486
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 147 Number Of Installations 9,078 Solar Jobs 872
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,715 Number Of Installations 49,154 Solar Jobs 4032
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 1,275 Number Of Installations 65,940 Solar Jobs 4288
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 732 Number Of Installations 20,117 Solar Jobs 1089
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,474 Number Of Installations 33,104 Solar Jobs 3393
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 102 Number Of Installations 141 Solar Jobs 483
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 953 Number Of Installations 2,624 Solar Jobs 4347
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Texas Solar MW Installed 20,028 Number Of Installations 264,493 Solar Jobs 11250
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,949 Number Of Installations 71,152 Solar Jobs 7310
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 429 Number Of Installations 10,270 Solar Jobs 1191
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 4,703 Number Of Installations 47,997 Solar Jobs 4753
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 231 Number Of Installations 13,774 Solar Jobs 1024
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 35 Number Of Installations 2,271 Solar Jobs 378
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 1,291 Number Of Installations 15,164 Solar Jobs 3274
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Wyoming MW Installed 149 Number Of Installations 2,299 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 43,244 Number Of Installations 1,928,662 Solar Jobs 78116
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 813 Number Of Installations 235 Solar Jobs 716
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 32 Number Of Installations 2,485 Solar Jobs 74
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 6,731 Number Of Installations 281,055 Solar Jobs 8337
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 700 Number Of Installations 12,949 Solar Jobs 376
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 3,486 Number Of Installations 130,969 Solar Jobs 7626
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,361 Number Of Installations 86,785 Solar Jobs 2300
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 261 Number Of Installations 10,767 Solar Jobs 559
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Florida Solar MW Installed 12,877 Number Of Installations 211,551 Solar Jobs 12267
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 5,485 Number Of Installations 12,013 Solar Jobs 5382
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,826 Number Of Installations 110,530 Solar Jobs 2393
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 887 Number Of Installations 19,928 Solar Jobs 633
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 2,347 Number Of Installations 71,455 Solar Jobs 5652
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 2,299 Number Of Installations 9,515 Solar Jobs 3946
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 705 Number Of Installations 14,448 Solar Jobs 886
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 134 Number Of Installations 5,441 Solar Jobs 1004
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 172 Number Of Installations 5,734 Solar Jobs 1595
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 315 Number Of Installations 19,944 Solar Jobs 3185
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Maine Solar MW Installed 948 Number Of Installations 7,317 Solar Jobs 678
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,865 Number Of Installations 93,873 Solar Jobs 4921
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 4,376 Number Of Installations 147,364 Solar Jobs 11024
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 1,314 Number Of Installations 20,920 Solar Jobs 4073
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,917 Number Of Installations 18,216 Solar Jobs 4643
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 570 Number Of Installations 960 Solar Jobs 911
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 557 Number Of Installations 35,071 Solar Jobs 2894
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Montana Solar MW Installed 359 Number Of Installations 5,214 Solar Jobs 352
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 87 Number Of Installations 3,140 Solar Jobs 1668
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 6,299 Number Of Installations 111,911 Solar Jobs 7562
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 250 Number Of Installations 17,929 Solar Jobs 1108
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 4,696 Number Of Installations 184,252 Solar Jobs 6594
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,894 Number Of Installations 52,437 Solar Jobs 2013
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New York Solar MW Installed 4,937 Number Of Installations 198,175 Solar Jobs 11512
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 8,648 Number Of Installations 47,041 Solar Jobs 7072
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 47 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 1,444 Number Of Installations 17,602 Solar Jobs 7486
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 147 Number Of Installations 9,078 Solar Jobs 872
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,715 Number Of Installations 49,154 Solar Jobs 4032
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 1,275 Number Of Installations 65,940 Solar Jobs 4288
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 732 Number Of Installations 20,117 Solar Jobs 1089
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,474 Number Of Installations 33,104 Solar Jobs 3393
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 102 Number Of Installations 141 Solar Jobs 483
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 953 Number Of Installations 2,624 Solar Jobs 4347
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Texas Solar MW Installed 20,028 Number Of Installations 264,493 Solar Jobs 11250
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,949 Number Of Installations 71,152 Solar Jobs 7310
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 429 Number Of Installations 10,270 Solar Jobs 1191
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 4,703 Number Of Installations 47,997 Solar Jobs 4753
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 231 Number Of Installations 13,774 Solar Jobs 1024
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 35 Number Of Installations 2,271 Solar Jobs 378
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 1,291 Number Of Installations 15,164 Solar Jobs 3274
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Wyoming MW Installed 149 Number Of Installations 2,299 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 (2nd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,329,037 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.51%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 647 (105 Manufacturers, 254 Installers/Developers, 288 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $24.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 38,523 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (33rd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,311 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (15 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $313 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,370 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Maine Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (21st in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 169,821 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 58 (4 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,153 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

Kansas Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (43rd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,920 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.33%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (7 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $279 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,009 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Iowa Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (22nd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 88,848 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 80 (12 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,867 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (38th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 116,761 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.42%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 46 (4 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 952 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (37th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 78,577 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.74%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (8 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,545 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (48th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 3,907 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (1 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $69 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 43 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (51st in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 90,285 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.79%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 43 (18 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $841 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,485 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (20th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 230,530 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 223 (75 Manufacturers, 84 Installers/Developers, 64 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,415 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Mississippi Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (29th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,940 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.85%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 17 (5 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $618 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,290 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Wyoming

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (47th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 23,104 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (0 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $0.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,100 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (45th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 3,322 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (3 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $104 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 517 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

South Dakota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (49th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,707 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 14 (2 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $110 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 198 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (12th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 303,865 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.20%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 89 (22 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,351 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Oklahoma Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (41st in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,112 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (4 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $340 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 908 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 177 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 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 506 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Nebraska Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (46th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,588 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (4 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $151 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 844 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Montana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (44th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 48,222 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (4 Manufacturers, 21 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $471 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 888 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Rhode Island Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (31st in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 138,298 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (11 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 764 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Louisiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (36th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,396 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 70 (5 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $640 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,999 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Indiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (18th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 285,690 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 97 (27 Manufacturers, 36 Installers/Developers, 34 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,727 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

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 (9th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 561,088 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 220 (31 Manufacturers, 94 Installers/Developers, 95 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,056 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

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 (39th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 40,597 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 65 (20 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $664 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 436 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

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 (24th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 544,925 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 131 (18 Manufacturers, 60 Installers/Developers, 53 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,067 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Minnesota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (34th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 257,797 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (39 Manufacturers, 62 Installers/Developers, 75 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,077 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Vermont Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (42nd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 77,218 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 74 (11 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $843 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 172 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: 42nd (40th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 38,908 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 56.65%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 187 (7 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 152 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $566 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 236 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Wisconsin Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (13th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 212,971 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 189 (45 Manufacturers, 85 Installers/Developers, 59 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,781 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Florida Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,534,759 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.44%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 490 (65 Manufacturers, 247 Installers/Developers, 178 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $18.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 12,156 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 (6th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 656,085 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 241 (54 Manufacturers, 85 Installers/Developers, 102 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,485 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Illinois Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (8th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 375,593 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 356 (75 Manufacturers, 110 Installers/Developers, 171 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,688 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Missouri Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (30th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 59,908 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 140 (21 Manufacturers, 48 Installers/Developers, 71 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,127 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

New Mexico Solar

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  • National Ranking: 18th (14th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 440,694 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 88 (17 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,314 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Oregon Solar

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  • National Ranking: 21st (23rd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 210,533 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 144 (22 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,319 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

North Carolina Solar

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  • National Ranking: 4th (16th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,075,491 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.98%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 252 (41 Manufacturers, 99 Installers/Developers, 112 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,336 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Tennessee Solar

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  • National Ranking: 27th (11th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 102,176 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 148 (37 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 47 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,437 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Delaware Solar

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  • National Ranking: 40th (35th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 32,789 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.06%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (11 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $643 million.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 696 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (28th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 206,292 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.78%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 165 (31 Manufacturers, 65 Installers/Developers, 69 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,316 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (7th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,031,199 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.16%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 386 (80 Manufacturers, 178 Installers/Developers, 128 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $17.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,936 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (26th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 163,602 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 491 (113 Manufacturers, 243 Installers/Developers, 135 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,457 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (25th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 705,977 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 409 (41 Manufacturers, 196 Installers/Developers, 172 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,158 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (5th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,114,456 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 25.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 120 (16 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 50 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,082 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (32nd in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 186,306 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 249 (91 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 85 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,960 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (15th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 777,005 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 24.48%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 513 (92 Manufacturers, 197 Installers/Developers, 224 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,533 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (27th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 482,786 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.50%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 114 (2 Manufacturers, 80 Installers/Developers, 32 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,079 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (10th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 803,995 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.55%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 462 (79 Manufacturers, 262 Installers/Developers, 121 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,337 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (19th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 225,940 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 205 (19 Manufacturers, 107 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,461 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (4th in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 870,361 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.90%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 777 (91 Manufacturers, 255 Installers/Developers, 431 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,923 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (1st in 2022) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,679,182 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 27.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,525 (432 Manufacturers, 1167 Installers/Developers, 926 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $96.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 42% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 20,767 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

State Solar Policy

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SEIA's Work in the States

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

Recent State News

Thursday, Dec 07, 2023

Solar Poised for Record-Setting 2023 while Economic Challenges Mount

The U.S. solar industry added 6.5 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity in Q3 2023, a 35% year-over-year increase as federal clean energy policies begin to take hold. As a result of this growth, the United States is expected add a record 33 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity in 2023, according to the U.S. Solar Market Insight Q4 2023 report released today by the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Wood Mackenzie.

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Friday, Dec 01, 2023

CPUC Decisions Imperil Rooftop Solar in California, Jeopardizing the State’s Clean Energy Goals

A series of decisions by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) are devastating the state’s rooftop solar industry. Following a December 2022 decision to transition from net metering to a new net billing structure, the CPUC has approved additional rules that make it harder than expected for solar businesses to operate and for Californians to choose solar.

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Friday, Nov 17, 2023

CPUC Undermines the Ability of California Schools, Farms, and Small Businesses to Choose Solar

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved new rules that do not allow schools, farms and small businesses to benefit from their onsite solar consumption.

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