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Solar State By State

Explore the latest solar market insights and policy updates in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. All market data is current through Q3 2021.

113.5 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
231,000
Americans working in solar.
3,175,174
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 33,208.6 Number Of Installations 1,390,240 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 577.9 Number Of Installations 233 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 14.3 Number Of Installations 1,673 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,549.2 Number Of Installations 200,506 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 415.6 Number Of Installations 3,952 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,130.9 Number Of Installations 89,831 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 989.9 Number Of Installations 59,828 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 160.3 Number Of Installations 7,819 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 7,765.1 Number Of Installations 107,271 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 3,260.4 Number Of Installations 3,929 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,455.3 Number Of Installations 95,435 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 590.3 Number Of Installations 10,326 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,043.8 Number Of Installations 36,213 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,343.4 Number Of Installations 5,597 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 440.4 Number Of Installations 7,392 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 94.4 Number Of Installations 1,792 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 68.3 Number Of Installations 2,327 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 200.6 Number Of Installations 18,372 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 298.9 Number Of Installations 3,463 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,396.5 Number Of Installations 77,732 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,486.3 Number Of Installations 121,515 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 599.4 Number Of Installations 12,946 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,646.5 Number Of Installations 10,550 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 319.0 Number Of Installations 545 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 361.6 Number Of Installations 16,268 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 121.7 Number Of Installations 2,517 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 72.4 Number Of Installations 1,533 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,244.9 Number Of Installations 75,379 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 153.1 Number Of Installations 10,394 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,826.8 Number Of Installations 144,266 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,252.5 Number Of Installations 35,262 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,103.2 Number Of Installations 153,319 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,460.2 Number Of Installations 26,228 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.3 Number Of Installations 30 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 810.1 Number Of Installations 9,645 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 84.7 Number Of Installations 2,596 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,188.4 Number Of Installations 26,904 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 855.0 Number Of Installations 41,239 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 449.0 Number Of Installations 10,006 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,915.6 Number Of Installations 25,542 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 59 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.2 Number Of Installations 2,613 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 12,308.5 Number Of Installations 137,164 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,461.5 Number Of Installations 54,826 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 389.8 Number Of Installations 9,306 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,443.6 Number Of Installations 22,310 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 161.6 Number Of Installations 9,640 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 16.6 Number Of Installations 790 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 624.8 Number Of Installations 9,223 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 140.8 Number Of Installations 1,398 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 33,208.6 Number Of Installations 1,390,240 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 577.9 Number Of Installations 233 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 14.3 Number Of Installations 1,673 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,549.2 Number Of Installations 200,506 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 415.6 Number Of Installations 3,952 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,130.9 Number Of Installations 89,831 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 989.9 Number Of Installations 59,828 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 160.3 Number Of Installations 7,819 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 7,765.1 Number Of Installations 107,271 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 3,260.4 Number Of Installations 3,929 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,455.3 Number Of Installations 95,435 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 590.3 Number Of Installations 10,326 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,043.8 Number Of Installations 36,213 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,343.4 Number Of Installations 5,597 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 440.4 Number Of Installations 7,392 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 94.4 Number Of Installations 1,792 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 68.3 Number Of Installations 2,327 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 200.6 Number Of Installations 18,372 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 298.9 Number Of Installations 3,463 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,396.5 Number Of Installations 77,732 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,486.3 Number Of Installations 121,515 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 599.4 Number Of Installations 12,946 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,646.5 Number Of Installations 10,550 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 319.0 Number Of Installations 545 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 361.6 Number Of Installations 16,268 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 121.7 Number Of Installations 2,517 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 72.4 Number Of Installations 1,533 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,244.9 Number Of Installations 75,379 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 153.1 Number Of Installations 10,394 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,826.8 Number Of Installations 144,266 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,252.5 Number Of Installations 35,262 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,103.2 Number Of Installations 153,319 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,460.2 Number Of Installations 26,228 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.3 Number Of Installations 30 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 810.1 Number Of Installations 9,645 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 84.7 Number Of Installations 2,596 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,188.4 Number Of Installations 26,904 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 855.0 Number Of Installations 41,239 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 449.0 Number Of Installations 10,006 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,915.6 Number Of Installations 25,542 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 59 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 356.2 Number Of Installations 2,613 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 12,308.5 Number Of Installations 137,164 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,461.5 Number Of Installations 54,826 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 389.8 Number Of Installations 9,306 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,443.6 Number Of Installations 22,310 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 161.6 Number Of Installations 9,640 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 16.6 Number Of Installations 790 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 624.8 Number Of Installations 9,223 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 140.8 Number Of Installations 1,398 Solar Jobs 152
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (2nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,638,732 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 512 (86 Manufacturers, 201 Installers/Developers, 225 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 14.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 23,032 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: 7,272 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (11 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 137 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 910 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (29th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 58,608 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (4 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 437 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,362 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (36th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,004 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 45 (7 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 154 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 627 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (22nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 60,071 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (11 Manufacturers, 30 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 592 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 980 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (38th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 84,218 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.63%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 32 (1 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 853 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 433 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (23rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 50,787 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (7 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 539 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,012 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (46th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,794 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (0 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 37 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 30 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (50th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 68,436 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (15 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 619 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,224 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (27th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 102,587 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 185 (65 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 806 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,550 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (31st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 38,169 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (3 Manufacturers, 4 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 355 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 867 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (37th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 23,834 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.44%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (0 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 156 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 69 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (47th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,614 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 17 (4 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 49 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 261 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (49th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 241 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 10 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 263 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (6th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 245,627 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.63%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 76 (18 Manufacturers, 34 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,042 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (40th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,985 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 24 (3 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 145 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 856 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 143 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 112 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,848 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (4 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 104 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 923 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (44th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,609 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (5 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 168 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 433 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (25th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 87,291 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (10 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 713 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 345 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Louisiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (30th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 21,415 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.44%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (8 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 490 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 829 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (32nd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 170,846 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.83%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 78 (22 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,971 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (4th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 412,383 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 187 (26 Manufacturers, 77 Installers/Developers, 84 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,873 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (39th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 25,510 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.05%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 56 (16 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 381 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 389 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (10th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 490,001 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 105 (16 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 43 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,335 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (21st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 233,428 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.55%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 149 (34 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 68 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,113 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Vermont Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (41st in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 74,265 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 63 (10 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 749 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 171 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (34th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,945 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 65.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 162 (6 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 132 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 382 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 270 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (19th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 106,663 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.75%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 150 (41 Manufacturers, 66 Installers/Developers, 43 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 808 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,959 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,028,589 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.04%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 402 (55 Manufacturers, 201 Installers/Developers, 146 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 10.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 11,167 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (7th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 415,941 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 188 (49 Manufacturers, 57 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,921 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (13th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 167,161 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.63%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 306 (63 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 143 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,235 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (33rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 41,369 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.68%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 121 (18 Manufacturers, 43 Installers/Developers, 60 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 924 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 937 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (16th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 320,624 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (13 Manufacturers, 43 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,739 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (20th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 158,675 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 116 (23 Manufacturers, 56 Installers/Developers, 37 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,364 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (5th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 959,264 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.05%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 226 (39 Manufacturers, 92 Installers/Developers, 95 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 10.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,400 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (48th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 39,238 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 115 (30 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 41 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 667 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,855 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (43rd in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,363 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 36 (9 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 471 million.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 501 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (24th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 155,389 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.53%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 138 (27 Manufacturers, 56 Installers/Developers, 55 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,046 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (9th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 953,564 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 306 (57 Manufacturers, 144 Installers/Developers, 105 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 14.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,296 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (17th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 112,268 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.39%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 413 (102 Manufacturers, 197 Installers/Developers, 114 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,788 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (14th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 438,842 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 347 (32 Manufacturers, 167 Installers/Developers, 148 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,819 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (15th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 780,142 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 16.83%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 89 (15 Manufacturers, 38 Installers/Developers, 36 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 8.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,289 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (18th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 105,300 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 214 (90 Manufacturers, 60 Installers/Developers, 64 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,630 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (11th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 638,769 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 437 (78 Manufacturers, 155 Installers/Developers, 204 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 8.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,657 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (28th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 388,751 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 98 (3 Manufacturers, 66 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,109 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (12th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 659,768 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 385 (72 Manufacturers, 213 Installers/Developers, 100 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 11.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,729 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (26th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 170,131 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 181 (13 Manufacturers, 102 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,332 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (8th in 2020) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 561,588 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 668 (81 Manufacturers, 225 Installers/Developers, 362 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 7.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,391 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

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: 9,591,857 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 24.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2063 (350 Manufacturers, 952 Installers/Developers, 761 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 76.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 11% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 22,284 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

Tuesday, Nov 23, 2021

Florida Legislation Will Gut the Rooftop Solar Market, Energy Freedom in the State

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. and WASHINGTON D.C. — Legislation filed yesterday in the Florida Legislature aims to end net metering for rooftop solar customers, effectively shutting down this key sector of the state economy and undermining energy freedom for tens of thousands of Floridians.

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Thursday, Nov 04, 2021

SEIA Congratulates New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on Re-election

WASHINGTON D.C. — Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) congratulated New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy on his re-election win. Following is a statement by Scott Elias, senior manager of state affairs, mid-Atlantic for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

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Thursday, Oct 28, 2021

New Jersey Awards 165 MW of Community Solar Projects to Serve Low-to-Moderate-Income Communities

TRENTON, N.J. and WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) approved 165 megawatts of community solar projects. One hundred percent of the approved renewable energy projects will serve low-to-moderate-income (LMI) households.

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