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Solar State By State

Explore the latest solar market insights and policy updates in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. All market data is current through Q1 2019.

67 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
242,000
Americans working in solar.
2,073,723
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
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California Solar MW Installed 25,016.19 Number Of Installations 971,236 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.77 Number Of Installations 212 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.64 Number Of Installations 661 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,787.96 Number Of Installations 138,315 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 141.71 Number Of Installations 947 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,227.02 Number Of Installations 55,264 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 583.45 Number Of Installations 34,986 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 131.29 Number Of Installations 6,299 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,155.51 Number Of Installations 37,219 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,571.63 Number Of Installations 1,661 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 967.94 Number Of Installations 82,405 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 483.25 Number Of Installations 3,906 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 119.71 Number Of Installations 4,647 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 352.16 Number Of Installations 2,337 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 87.64 Number Of Installations 4,015 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 29.28 Number Of Installations 1,173 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 43.56 Number Of Installations 655 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 99.07 Number Of Installations 14,735 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 55.30 Number Of Installations 4,415 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,069.01 Number Of Installations 63,881 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,534.61 Number Of Installations 92,031 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 153.47 Number Of Installations 4,919 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,140.22 Number Of Installations 5,450 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 235.17 Number Of Installations 300 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 214.43 Number Of Installations 10,221 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 56.72 Number Of Installations 1,378 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 45.23 Number Of Installations 461 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,451.94 Number Of Installations 39,898 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 88.30 Number Of Installations 7,179 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 2,828.84 Number Of Installations 105,460 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 799.34 Number Of Installations 19,536 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,717.83 Number Of Installations 115,212 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,467.23 Number Of Installations 11,423 Solar Jobs 6,719
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.47 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 233
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 207.84 Number Of Installations 3,846 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 35.56 Number Of Installations 598 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 604.30 Number Of Installations 18,067 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 433.06 Number Of Installations 25,722 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 127.92 Number Of Installations 4,295 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 780.72 Number Of Installations 18,133 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.55 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 353.34 Number Of Installations 2,315 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 2,956.93 Number Of Installations 50,372 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,660.96 Number Of Installations 33,891 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 295.16 Number Of Installations 8,042 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 775.32 Number Of Installations 6,599 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 71.24 Number Of Installations 4,543 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 8.53 Number Of Installations 837 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 68.25 Number Of Installations 4,647 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 107.65 Number Of Installations 440 Solar Jobs 190
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California Solar MW Installed 25,016.19 Number Of Installations 971,236 Solar Jobs 76,838
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 282.77 Number Of Installations 212 Solar Jobs 614
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 3.64 Number Of Installations 661 Solar Jobs 66
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 3,787.96 Number Of Installations 138,315 Solar Jobs 7,524
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 141.71 Number Of Installations 947 Solar Jobs 369
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,227.02 Number Of Installations 55,264 Solar Jobs 6,847
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 583.45 Number Of Installations 34,986 Solar Jobs 2,193
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 131.29 Number Of Installations 6,299 Solar Jobs 468
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,155.51 Number Of Installations 37,219 Solar Jobs 10,358
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 1,571.63 Number Of Installations 1,661 Solar Jobs 3,696
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 967.94 Number Of Installations 82,405 Solar Jobs 2,120
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 483.25 Number Of Installations 3,906 Solar Jobs 557
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 119.71 Number Of Installations 4,647 Solar Jobs 4,879
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 352.16 Number Of Installations 2,337 Solar Jobs 3,114
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 87.64 Number Of Installations 4,015 Solar Jobs 844
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 29.28 Number Of Installations 1,173 Solar Jobs 896
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 43.56 Number Of Installations 655 Solar Jobs 1,410
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 99.07 Number Of Installations 14,735 Solar Jobs 2,950
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Maine Solar MW Installed 55.30 Number Of Installations 4,415 Solar Jobs 635
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,069.01 Number Of Installations 63,881 Solar Jobs 4,515
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,534.61 Number Of Installations 92,031 Solar Jobs 10,210
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 153.47 Number Of Installations 4,919 Solar Jobs 4,196
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,140.22 Number Of Installations 5,450 Solar Jobs 4,602
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 235.17 Number Of Installations 300 Solar Jobs 770
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 214.43 Number Of Installations 10,221 Solar Jobs 2,819
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Montana Solar MW Installed 56.72 Number Of Installations 1,378 Solar Jobs 274
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 45.23 Number Of Installations 461 Solar Jobs 1,328
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,451.94 Number Of Installations 39,898 Solar Jobs 6,680
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 88.30 Number Of Installations 7,179 Solar Jobs 890
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 2,828.84 Number Of Installations 105,460 Solar Jobs 6,410
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 799.34 Number Of Installations 19,536 Solar Jobs 2,168
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New York Solar MW Installed 1,717.83 Number Of Installations 115,212 Solar Jobs 9,729
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 5,467.23 Number Of Installations 11,423 Solar Jobs 6,719
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.47 Number Of Installations 37 Solar Jobs 233
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 207.84 Number Of Installations 3,846 Solar Jobs 7,162
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 35.56 Number Of Installations 598 Solar Jobs 838
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 604.30 Number Of Installations 18,067 Solar Jobs 3,654
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 433.06 Number Of Installations 25,722 Solar Jobs 4,219
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 127.92 Number Of Installations 4,295 Solar Jobs 1,007
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 780.72 Number Of Installations 18,133 Solar Jobs 2,983
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.55 Number Of Installations 51 Solar Jobs 444
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 353.34 Number Of Installations 2,315 Solar Jobs 4,690
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Texas Solar MW Installed 2,956.93 Number Of Installations 50,372 Solar Jobs 9,612
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,660.96 Number Of Installations 33,891 Solar Jobs 6,045
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 295.16 Number Of Installations 8,042 Solar Jobs 1,229
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 775.32 Number Of Installations 6,599 Solar Jobs 3,890
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 71.24 Number Of Installations 4,543 Solar Jobs 1,092
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 8.53 Number Of Installations 837 Solar Jobs 341
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 68.25 Number Of Installations 4,647 Solar Jobs 3,007
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 107.65 Number Of Installations 440 Solar Jobs 190
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (2nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 352,882 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.85%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 652 (109 Manufacturers, 275 Installers/Developers, 268 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4,634.51 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 7,787 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Kentucky Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (46th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,617 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 57 (15 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $76.15 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 349 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (41st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,601 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 69 (6 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $166.88 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (42nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,175 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 51 (9 Manufacturers, 24 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $69.4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (34th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,808 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 65 (11 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 14 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $204.06 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 269 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (22nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,773 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (7 Manufacturers, 26 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $631.45 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 370 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (18th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,099 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.34%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 34 (8 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $185.27 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 510 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 411 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.04%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 14 (0 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.97 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (28th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,108 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 51 (14 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 18 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $338.55 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 346 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (31st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 25,398 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 239 (76 Manufacturers, 103 Installers/Developers, 60 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $283.21 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 921 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Mississippi Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (43rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,484 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (5 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $274.82 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 349 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (20th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,461 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (0 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $112.58 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 43 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

West Virginia Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (49th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 803 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 19 (5 Manufacturers, 10 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $29.64 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

South Dakota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (51st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 185 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (4 Manufacturers, 7 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (12th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 91,045 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 82 (14 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,229.77 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,107 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (45th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 4,604 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (4 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $50.71 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 72 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 45 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (3 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.96 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

Nebraska Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (44th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,930 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 36 (4 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $65.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..

Montana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (47th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,839 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 40 (6 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $84.01 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 70 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Rhode Island Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (25th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 23,193 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 36 (9 Manufacturers, 16 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $242.69 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 283 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

Louisiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (40th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,362 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 72 (7 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 19 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $332.17 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 290 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (29th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 41,986 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 101 (26 Manufacturers, 44 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $573.82 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,085 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (19th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 87,338 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 255 (30 Manufacturers, 110 Installers/Developers, 115 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,030.03 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,887 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

New Hampshire Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (38th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 14,015 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.61%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (25 Manufacturers, 35 Installers/Developers, 27 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $243.59 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 215 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Utah Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (27th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 321,620 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 140 (21 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,655.55 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 942 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Minnesota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (8th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 158,811 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.19%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 185 (32 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 84 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,719.30 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 845 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Vermont Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (23rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 55,544 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.98%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 83 (11 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $604.42 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 237 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Washington DC Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (36th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,494 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 47.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 193 (8 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 154 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $185.82 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 164 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Wisconsin Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (37th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,599 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.07%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 205 (43 Manufacturers, 101 Installers/Developers, 61 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $196.90 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 714 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (4th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 380,128 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 582 (77 Manufacturers, 301 Installers/Developers, 204 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4,862.60 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 8,586 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (35th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 188,110 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 263 (52 Manufacturers, 109 Installers/Developers, 102 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,211.16 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,297 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (33rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 18,460 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 360 (71 Manufacturers, 128 Installers/Developers, 161 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $340.68 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,551 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Missouri Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (30th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 24,407 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 153 (19 Manufacturers, 65 Installers/Developers, 69 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $572.78 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 252 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (21st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 205,267 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 108 (15 Manufacturers, 62 Installers/Developers, 31 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,770.69 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 879 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (14th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 72,751 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 161 (32 Manufacturers, 80 Installers/Developers, 49 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,145.78 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 964 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (3rd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 660,101 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 285 (44 Manufacturers, 129 Installers/Developers, 112 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,977.58 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 3,939 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (17th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 37,207 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 163 (43 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 47 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $658.07 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 476 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (39th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,881 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (8 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $407.85 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 241 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (15th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 84,407 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 198 (42 Manufacturers, 74 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,642.89 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 585 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (9th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 559,842 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 448 (78 Manufacturers, 227 Installers/Developers, 143 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11,354.65 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,769 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (26th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 53,267 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 563 (122 Manufacturers, 311 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,684.69 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 670 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (11th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 249,924 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.96%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 473 (48 Manufacturers, 232 Installers/Developers, 193 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,259.26 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 2,636 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (5th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 609,493 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 139 (15 Manufacturers, 73 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,744.81 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 3,084 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (32nd in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 25,413 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 292 (112 Manufacturers, 88 Installers/Developers, 92 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $608.14 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 998 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (10th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 428,380 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.69%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 545 (85 Manufacturers, 211 Installers/Developers, 249 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,515.05 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,550 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (16th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 250,710 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 11.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 134 (4 Manufacturers, 97 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,045.67 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,107 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (7th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 466,371 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 591 (85 Manufacturers, 370 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9,363.12 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,961 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (13th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 124,021 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.90%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 238 (17 Manufacturers, 124 Installers/Developers, 97 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,057.89 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 1,139 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (6th in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 296,413 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.40%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 859 (100 Manufacturers, 301 Installers/Developers, 458 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4,861.79 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 3,385 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (1st in 2018) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,512,367 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2786 (480 Manufacturers, 1322 Installers/Developers, 984 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $61,104.51 million.
  • Prices have fallen 34% over the last 5 years..
  • Growth Projection: 15,127 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, Jun 26, 2019

Solar Industry Commends Maine for Making Major Moves on Renewable Energy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Maine Legislature recently passed three clean energy bills, including a renewable portfolio standard that requires the state to get 80% of its electricity from renewable energy by 2030 and 100% by 2050.

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Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Gov. Cuomo and NY Legislature Take Laudable Step to Put Solar Goals Into Law

ALBANY, N.Y. and WASHINGTON, D.C. - The New York State Legislature and Governor Cuomo today reached an agreement to codify important clean energy targets in the Climate & Communities Protection Act.

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Wednesday, May 08, 2019

SC Senate Passage of Energy Freedom Act Big Step Forward, SEIA Urges Swift Final Approval

COLUMBIA, S.C. and WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the solar industry commended the South Carolina Senate for passing a landmark energy bill, The Energy Freedom Act, on a bipartisan vote, and urged the House to quickly approve the measure and send it to Gov. McMaster for his signature.

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