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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 Q2 2020.

85 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
250,000
Americans working in solar.
2,559,249
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
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California Solar MW Installed 28,471.51 Number Of Installations 1,173,243 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.10 Number Of Installations 231 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 8.26 Number Of Installations 778 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 4,765.73 Number Of Installations 164,236 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 238.37 Number Of Installations 2,054 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,513.95 Number Of Installations 71,257 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 786.02 Number Of Installations 47,535 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 145.18 Number Of Installations 6,959 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 5,577.67 Number Of Installations 66,466 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,664.39 Number Of Installations 2,039 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,361.94 Number Of Installations 88,641 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 559.97 Number Of Installations 7,074 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 307.62 Number Of Installations 17,113 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 454.82 Number Of Installations 3,621 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 137.56 Number Of Installations 5,650 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 78.46 Number Of Installations 834 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 54.50 Number Of Installations 1,202 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 180.74 Number Of Installations 16,493 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 93.14 Number Of Installations 2,332 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,263.37 Number Of Installations 70,378 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,849.47 Number Of Installations 106,772 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 199.05 Number Of Installations 9,391 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,462.89 Number Of Installations 7,482 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 317.50 Number Of Installations 405 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 278.00 Number Of Installations 13,401 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 62.03 Number Of Installations 1,923 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 61.93 Number Of Installations 333 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,612.85 Number Of Installations 58,026 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 122.66 Number Of Installations 8,700 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,386.41 Number Of Installations 125,587 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,068.33 Number Of Installations 24,380 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,401.95 Number Of Installations 133,204 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 6,451.05 Number Of Installations 17,788 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.43 Number Of Installations 18 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 288.37 Number Of Installations 6,443 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 51.14 Number Of Installations 1,104 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 880.94 Number Of Installations 20,928 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 550.45 Number Of Installations 32,260 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 305.90 Number Of Installations 6,651 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,477.10 Number Of Installations 21,233 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.68 Number Of Installations 32 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 350.93 Number Of Installations 2,561 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 5,577.44 Number Of Installations 76,584 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,799.20 Number Of Installations 41,001 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 358.22 Number Of Installations 8,648 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 1,099.65 Number Of Installations 12,586 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 95.07 Number Of Installations 6,657 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 10.22 Number Of Installations 325 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 216.44 Number Of Installations 6,392 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 137.59 Number Of Installations 873 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 28,471.51 Number Of Installations 1,173,243 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.10 Number Of Installations 231 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 8.26 Number Of Installations 778 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 4,765.73 Number Of Installations 164,236 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 238.37 Number Of Installations 2,054 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,513.95 Number Of Installations 71,257 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 786.02 Number Of Installations 47,535 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 145.18 Number Of Installations 6,959 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 5,577.67 Number Of Installations 66,466 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,664.39 Number Of Installations 2,039 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,361.94 Number Of Installations 88,641 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 559.97 Number Of Installations 7,074 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 307.62 Number Of Installations 17,113 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 454.82 Number Of Installations 3,621 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 137.56 Number Of Installations 5,650 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 78.46 Number Of Installations 834 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 54.50 Number Of Installations 1,202 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 180.74 Number Of Installations 16,493 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 93.14 Number Of Installations 2,332 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,263.37 Number Of Installations 70,378 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,849.47 Number Of Installations 106,772 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 199.05 Number Of Installations 9,391 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,462.89 Number Of Installations 7,482 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 317.50 Number Of Installations 405 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 278.00 Number Of Installations 13,401 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 62.03 Number Of Installations 1,923 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 61.93 Number Of Installations 333 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,612.85 Number Of Installations 58,026 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 122.66 Number Of Installations 8,700 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,386.41 Number Of Installations 125,587 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,068.33 Number Of Installations 24,380 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,401.95 Number Of Installations 133,204 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 6,451.05 Number Of Installations 17,788 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.43 Number Of Installations 18 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 288.37 Number Of Installations 6,443 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 51.14 Number Of Installations 1,104 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 880.94 Number Of Installations 20,928 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 550.45 Number Of Installations 32,260 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 305.90 Number Of Installations 6,651 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,477.10 Number Of Installations 21,233 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.68 Number Of Installations 32 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 350.93 Number Of Installations 2,561 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 5,577.44 Number Of Installations 76,584 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,799.20 Number Of Installations 41,001 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 358.22 Number Of Installations 8,648 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 1,099.65 Number Of Installations 12,586 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 95.07 Number Of Installations 6,657 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 10.22 Number Of Installations 325 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 216.44 Number Of Installations 6,392 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 137.59 Number Of Installations 873 Solar Jobs 159
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (3rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 642,199 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 475 (80 Manufacturers, 195 Installers/Developers, 200 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,404.97 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 14,958 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (44th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,560 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 41 (11 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $99.39 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 590 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: 16,348 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.87%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (5 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $221.97 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,128 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: 11,604 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (7 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $116.69 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 154 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (32nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,088 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $286.20 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 381 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (33rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 77,966 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 30 (2 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $769.71 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 309 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (36th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,454 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.48%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (2 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $333.86 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 704 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

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: 0.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 9 (5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $20.37 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 20 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 52nd).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (50th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,244 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 38 (14 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $339.16 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,490 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (31st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,658 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 174 (59 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 45 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $395.04 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,412 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (43rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,270 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.60%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (3 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $350.77 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 792 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (49th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,400 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.53%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (8 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $145.58 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 218 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 927 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 18 (4 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $32.41 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 105 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

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: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.40 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 291 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (7th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 172,567 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.53%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (17 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,910.75 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,655 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (47th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,050 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 22 (3 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $82.01 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 408 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: $1.68 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 45 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (40th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,892 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $87.39 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 156 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (46th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,879 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (4 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $96.91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 401 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: 57,184 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.07%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 25 (9 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $487.39 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 278 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: 17,247 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (8 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $438.15 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 640 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: 53,586 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 77 (18 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $702.33 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,793 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (19th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 123,529 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 175 (26 Manufacturers, 70 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,429.09 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,040 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (34th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,538 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 53 (16 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $311.98 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 283 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (20th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 349,926 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.85%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 103 (14 Manufacturers, 50 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,886.53 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,435 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (12th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 203,041 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 146 (31 Manufacturers, 49 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,152.98 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 781 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (28th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 66,236 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 60 (10 Manufacturers, 33 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $686.02 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 251 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: 14,234 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 48.78%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 144 (4 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 116 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $241.54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 167 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (29th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,530 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 141 (35 Manufacturers, 64 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $388.78 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,691 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (2nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 678,289 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 414 (66 Manufacturers, 209 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,616.10 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,632 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: 310,257 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 191 (43 Manufacturers, 71 Installers/Developers, 77 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,220.98 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,750 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (21st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 45,325 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 301 (63 Manufacturers, 99 Installers/Developers, 139 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $753.39 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,673 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (26th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,389 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.62%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (13 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $709.66 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 485 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (22nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 259,098 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (15 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,081.03 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,979 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (18th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 114,837 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.74%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 116 (19 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 39 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,467.91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,352 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (6th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 777,493 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 216 (35 Manufacturers, 88 Installers/Developers, 93 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8,999.31 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,623 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (24th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,520 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.59%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 111 (26 Manufacturers, 47 Installers/Developers, 38 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $655.81 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,318 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (41st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,346 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.60%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 29 (5 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $437.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 180 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (16th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 115,677 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.20%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 135 (28 Manufacturers, 52 Installers/Developers, 55 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,059.59 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 750 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (4th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 768,164 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 7.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 307 (62 Manufacturers, 142 Installers/Developers, 103 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12,772.41 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,260 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (25th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 67,620 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 395 (96 Manufacturers, 201 Installers/Developers, 98 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,933.29 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,005 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (13th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 299,007 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 348 (35 Manufacturers, 177 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,797.64 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,320 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (10th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 652,128 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 15.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 84 (12 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,185.55 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,332 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (27th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 33,774 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (88 Manufacturers, 59 Installers/Developers, 66 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $741.99 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,627 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (14th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 489,397 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 419 (71 Manufacturers, 150 Installers/Developers, 198 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,133.69 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,418 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: 335,627 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.27%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 94 (3 Manufacturers, 65 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,579.91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,356 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: 556,472 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 399 (65 Manufacturers, 245 Installers/Developers, 89 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10,482.88 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,523 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (15th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 146,244 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 178 (11 Manufacturers, 93 Installers/Developers, 74 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,384.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,173 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (8th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 412,772 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 663 (77 Manufacturers, 224 Installers/Developers, 362 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,005.89 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,367 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: 7,915,033 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 22.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,006 (341 Manufacturers, 951 Installers/Developers, 714 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $68,148.93 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 15,208 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

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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Friday, Apr 03, 2020

New York Begins Solar Market Recovery With Permitting Fix for Large Scale Projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. and ALBANY, N.Y. – Yesterday, New York State leaders enacted critical, pro-solar provisions as part of the New York state budget. Following is a statement from David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, northeast for the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA):

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Tuesday, Mar 10, 2020

Washington State Passes Bill That Will Improve Solar Recycling Program

WASHINGTON, D.C. — This week the Washington State House and Senate passed a bill that will update the state’s solar recycling policy. This bill will inform the final design and adoption of a comprehensive solar recycling program that is data-driven and considers the lifespan of modules that can last up to 50 years in the field. 

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