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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 2020.

88.9 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
250,000
Americans working in solar.
2,662,164
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 29,218.17 Number Of Installations 1,210,035 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.10 Number Of Installations 156 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 9.39 Number Of Installations 978 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 4,820.51 Number Of Installations 169,996 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 376.52 Number Of Installations 2,280 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,536.15 Number Of Installations 73,554 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 817.09 Number Of Installations 49,518 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 146.62 Number Of Installations 7,095 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 5,748.73 Number Of Installations 73,907 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,668.08 Number Of Installations 2,225 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,398.68 Number Of Installations 90,095 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 565.78 Number Of Installations 7,452 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 374.43 Number Of Installations 20,256 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 475.04 Number Of Installations 3,907 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 148.62 Number Of Installations 5,876 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 79.43 Number Of Installations 931 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 56.55 Number Of Installations 2,464 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 189.60 Number Of Installations 21,117 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 97.06 Number Of Installations 2,595 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,293.92 Number Of Installations 71,665 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,910.40 Number Of Installations 108,732 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 208.30 Number Of Installations 10,162 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,507.93 Number Of Installations 7,544 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.16 Number Of Installations 815 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 281.48 Number Of Installations 11,508 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 68.93 Number Of Installations 1,918 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 62.60 Number Of Installations 1,274 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,643.77 Number Of Installations 60,624 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 123.65 Number Of Installations 9,241 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,471.55 Number Of Installations 125,746 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,175.12 Number Of Installations 26,411 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,482.48 Number Of Installations 136,427 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 6,486.58 Number Of Installations 17,228 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.44 Number Of Installations 21 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 360.91 Number Of Installations 6,939 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 68.03 Number Of Installations 2,574 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 915.36 Number Of Installations 21,487 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 664.34 Number Of Installations 33,889 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 351.15 Number Of Installations 7,406 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,717.45 Number Of Installations 21,754 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.73 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 351.14 Number Of Installations 2,599 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 6,751.45 Number Of Installations 91,756 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,888.76 Number Of Installations 43,841 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 361.67 Number Of Installations 8,807 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 1,340.63 Number Of Installations 13,941 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 103.99 Number Of Installations 7,516 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 10.52 Number Of Installations 359 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 237.33 Number Of Installations 7,135 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 138.19 Number Of Installations 2,717 Solar Jobs 159
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 29,218.17 Number Of Installations 1,210,035 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.10 Number Of Installations 156 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 9.39 Number Of Installations 978 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 4,820.51 Number Of Installations 169,996 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 376.52 Number Of Installations 2,280 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,536.15 Number Of Installations 73,554 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 817.09 Number Of Installations 49,518 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 146.62 Number Of Installations 7,095 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 5,748.73 Number Of Installations 73,907 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,668.08 Number Of Installations 2,225 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,398.68 Number Of Installations 90,095 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 565.78 Number Of Installations 7,452 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 374.43 Number Of Installations 20,256 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 475.04 Number Of Installations 3,907 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 148.62 Number Of Installations 5,876 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 79.43 Number Of Installations 931 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 56.55 Number Of Installations 2,464 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 189.60 Number Of Installations 21,117 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 97.06 Number Of Installations 2,595 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,293.92 Number Of Installations 71,665 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,910.40 Number Of Installations 108,732 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 208.30 Number Of Installations 10,162 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,507.93 Number Of Installations 7,544 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 318.16 Number Of Installations 815 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 281.48 Number Of Installations 11,508 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 68.93 Number Of Installations 1,918 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 62.60 Number Of Installations 1,274 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,643.77 Number Of Installations 60,624 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 123.65 Number Of Installations 9,241 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,471.55 Number Of Installations 125,746 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,175.12 Number Of Installations 26,411 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,482.48 Number Of Installations 136,427 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 6,486.58 Number Of Installations 17,228 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.44 Number Of Installations 21 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 360.91 Number Of Installations 6,939 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 68.03 Number Of Installations 2,574 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 915.36 Number Of Installations 21,487 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 664.34 Number Of Installations 33,889 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 351.15 Number Of Installations 7,406 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,717.45 Number Of Installations 21,754 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.73 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 351.14 Number Of Installations 2,599 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 6,751.45 Number Of Installations 91,756 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,888.76 Number Of Installations 43,841 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 361.67 Number Of Installations 8,807 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 1,340.63 Number Of Installations 13,941 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 103.99 Number Of Installations 7,516 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 10.52 Number Of Installations 359 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 237.33 Number Of Installations 7,135 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 138.19 Number Of Installations 2,717 Solar Jobs 159
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (2nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 783,663 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 475 (80 Manufacturers, 195 Installers/Developers, 200 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8,628.77 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 15,906 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (44th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,792 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 41 (11 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $104.52 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 676 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (38th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,734 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.91%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (5 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $230.60 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,177 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (35th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,802 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (7 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $119.32 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 163 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (32nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,165 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $304.53 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 359 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (34th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 78,092 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (2 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $784.57 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 388 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (36th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 42,561 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.55%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (2 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $459.66 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,106 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (45th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 993 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $23.81 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 22 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (50th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,528 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 38 (14 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $339.15 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,851 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (31st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 32,211 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 174 (59 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 45 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $416.71 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,807 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (43rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,258 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (3 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $351.73 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 946 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (49th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,162 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (8 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $147.35 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 178 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 952 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 18 (4 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $33.31 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 154 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 196 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.56 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 311 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (7th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 201,795 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (17 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,128.11 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,382 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (47th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,221 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 22 (3 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $104.45 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 601 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 52nd (52nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 41 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: $1.72 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 39 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (40th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,854 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $89.42 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 248 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (46th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,564 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (4 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $113.47 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 462 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (17th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,106 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.05%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 25 (9 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $542.10 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 274 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Louisiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (42nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,164 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (8 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $460.08 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 681 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (23rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 55,912 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.60%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 77 (18 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $727.86 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,045 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (19th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 147,190 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 175 (26 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,663.72 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,230 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (33rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,150 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 53 (16 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $317.81 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 351 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (20th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 357,455 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 103 (14 Manufacturers, 50 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,990.66 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,489 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (12th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 203,522 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 146 (31 Manufacturers, 49 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,221.26 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,133 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (28th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 65,486 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 60 (10 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $694.74 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 263 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (39th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,697 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 41.48%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 144 (4 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 116 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $265.65 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 203 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (29th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 37,127 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 141 (35 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $419.14 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,850 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (3rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 687,816 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.76%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 414 (66 Manufacturers, 209 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,910.06 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,296 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (5th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 312,450 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 191 (43 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 77 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,224.21 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,924 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (21st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 54,608 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 301 (63 Manufacturers, 99 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $887.68 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,086 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (26th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,845 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.60%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (13 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $720.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 851 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

New Mexico Solar

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  • National Ranking: 18th (22nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 279,893 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (15 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,210.05 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,067 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (18th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 117,458 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.89%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 116 (19 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,507.29 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,182 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (6th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 782,293 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 216 (35 Manufacturers, 88 Installers/Developers, 93 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9,016.08 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,275 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (24th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,501 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 111 (26 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 38 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $655.81 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,888 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (41st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,195 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (5 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $441.38 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 390 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (16th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 117,553 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 135 (28 Manufacturers, 52 Installers/Developers, 55 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,131.80 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 777 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (4th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 750,880 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 307 (62 Manufacturers, 142 Installers/Developers, 103 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12,932.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,268 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (14th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 297,580 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.80%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 348 (35 Manufacturers, 177 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,855.02 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,829 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (10th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 631,447 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.85%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 84 (12 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,277.91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,642 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (27th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 42,764 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.48%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (88 Manufacturers, 59 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $815.73 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,904 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (13th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 485,429 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 419 (71 Manufacturers, 150 Installers/Developers, 198 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,250.63 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,547 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (11th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 349,764 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.89%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 94 (3 Manufacturers, 65 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,644.36 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,401 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (9th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 557,971 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.75%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 399 (65 Manufacturers, 245 Installers/Developers, 89 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10,622.12 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,880 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (15th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 148,276 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 178 (11 Manufacturers, 93 Installers/Developers, 74 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,442.18 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,329 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (8th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 414,690 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 663 (77 Manufacturers, 224 Installers/Developers, 362 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,160.27 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,900 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (1st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,859,309 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 22.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,006 (341 Manufacturers, 951 Installers/Developers, 714 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $69,427.17 million.
  • Prices have fallen 45% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 17,166 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

State Solar Policy

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

SEIA's Work in the States

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

Recent State News

Friday, Dec 18, 2020

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

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

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Thursday, Oct 29, 2020

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

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

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Wednesday, Apr 15, 2020

Massachusetts Takes Another Step Toward Economic Recovery

WASHINGTON, D.C. and BOSTON, Mass. — Today, the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources released emergency regulations that expand and update the Solar Massachusetts Renewable Target Program (SMART), the state’s main incentive program for solar.

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