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Solar State By State

Explore the latest solar market insights and policy updates in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. All market data is current through Q4 2019.

77.7 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
250,000
Americans working in solar.
2,366,095
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
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California Solar MW Installed 27,405.89 Number Of Installations 1,098,951 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.04 Number Of Installations 223 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 7.78 Number Of Installations 700 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 4,645.95 Number Of Installations 153,239 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 220.00 Number Of Installations 1,411 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,377.63 Number Of Installations 65,015 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 732.96 Number Of Installations 43,128 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 142.17 Number Of Installations 6,779 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,690.35 Number Of Installations 53,201 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,448.11 Number Of Installations 1,817 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,311.68 Number Of Installations 85,215 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 550.68 Number Of Installations 6,165 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 211.48 Number Of Installations 10,809 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 428.24 Number Of Installations 3,025 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 125.54 Number Of Installations 4,832 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 46.69 Number Of Installations 567 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 50.43 Number Of Installations 908 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 110.21 Number Of Installations 15,590 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 85.74 Number Of Installations 1,946 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,202.83 Number Of Installations 68,087 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,767.68 Number Of Installations 106,073 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 180.97 Number Of Installations 7,476 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,390.76 Number Of Installations 6,893 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 242.32 Number Of Installations 376 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 258.44 Number Of Installations 12,072 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 60.39 Number Of Installations 1,790 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 47.26 Number Of Installations 287 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,556.19 Number Of Installations 51,294 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 110.94 Number Of Installations 8,195 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,180.74 Number Of Installations 117,331 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 905.40 Number Of Installations 22,448 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,169.45 Number Of Installations 127,038 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 6,152.27 Number Of Installations 14,795 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.44 Number Of Installations 19 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 264.50 Number Of Installations 5,534 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 46.77 Number Of Installations 835 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 733.43 Number Of Installations 19,759 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 491.28 Number Of Installations 29,590 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 275.38 Number Of Installations 5,693 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,158.72 Number Of Installations 19,961 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.61 Number Of Installations 25 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 350.81 Number Of Installations 2,452 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 4,324.28 Number Of Installations 63,466 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,771.27 Number Of Installations 37,689 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 351.66 Number Of Installations 8,507 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 892.98 Number Of Installations 9,889 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 90.81 Number Of Installations 6,164 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 9.79 Number Of Installations 268 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 209.43 Number Of Installations 5,494 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 109.62 Number Of Installations 684 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 27,405.89 Number Of Installations 1,098,951 Solar Jobs 74,255
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 283.04 Number Of Installations 223 Solar Jobs 707
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 7.78 Number Of Installations 700 Solar Jobs 64
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 4,645.95 Number Of Installations 153,239 Solar Jobs 7,777
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 220.00 Number Of Installations 1,411 Solar Jobs 329
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 1,377.63 Number Of Installations 65,015 Solar Jobs 7,174
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 732.96 Number Of Installations 43,128 Solar Jobs 2,234
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 142.17 Number Of Installations 6,779 Solar Jobs 495
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Florida Solar MW Installed 3,690.35 Number Of Installations 53,201 Solar Jobs 12,202
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 2,448.11 Number Of Installations 1,817 Solar Jobs 4,798
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,311.68 Number Of Installations 85,215 Solar Jobs 2,484
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 550.68 Number Of Installations 6,165 Solar Jobs 512
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 211.48 Number Of Installations 10,809 Solar Jobs 5,513
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 428.24 Number Of Installations 3,025 Solar Jobs 3,600
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 125.54 Number Of Installations 4,832 Solar Jobs 869
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 46.69 Number Of Installations 567 Solar Jobs 887
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 50.43 Number Of Installations 908 Solar Jobs 1,362
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 110.21 Number Of Installations 15,590 Solar Jobs 3,352
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Maine Solar MW Installed 85.74 Number Of Installations 1,946 Solar Jobs 639
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,202.83 Number Of Installations 68,087 Solar Jobs 4,854
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 2,767.68 Number Of Installations 106,073 Solar Jobs 10,400
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 180.97 Number Of Installations 7,476 Solar Jobs 3,876
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,390.76 Number Of Installations 6,893 Solar Jobs 4,335
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 242.32 Number Of Installations 376 Solar Jobs 847
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 258.44 Number Of Installations 12,072 Solar Jobs 2,647
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Montana Solar MW Installed 60.39 Number Of Installations 1,790 Solar Jobs 308
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 47.26 Number Of Installations 287 Solar Jobs 1,332
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 3,556.19 Number Of Installations 51,294 Solar Jobs 7,000
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 110.94 Number Of Installations 8,195 Solar Jobs 1,031
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,180.74 Number Of Installations 117,331 Solar Jobs 6,225
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 905.40 Number Of Installations 22,448 Solar Jobs 2,021
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New York Solar MW Installed 2,169.45 Number Of Installations 127,038 Solar Jobs 10,740
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 6,152.27 Number Of Installations 14,795 Solar Jobs 6,617
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 0.44 Number Of Installations 19 Solar Jobs 232
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 264.50 Number Of Installations 5,534 Solar Jobs 7,282
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 46.77 Number Of Installations 835 Solar Jobs 849
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 733.43 Number Of Installations 19,759 Solar Jobs 3,750
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 491.28 Number Of Installations 29,590 Solar Jobs 4,231
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 275.38 Number Of Installations 5,693 Solar Jobs 1,009
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,158.72 Number Of Installations 19,961 Solar Jobs 3,307
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.61 Number Of Installations 25 Solar Jobs 448
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 350.81 Number Of Installations 2,452 Solar Jobs 4,194
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Texas Solar MW Installed 4,324.28 Number Of Installations 63,466 Solar Jobs 10,261
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Utah Solar MW Installed 1,771.27 Number Of Installations 37,689 Solar Jobs 7,107
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 351.66 Number Of Installations 8,507 Solar Jobs 1,186
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 892.98 Number Of Installations 9,889 Solar Jobs 4,489
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 90.81 Number Of Installations 6,164 Solar Jobs 1,051
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 9.79 Number Of Installations 268 Solar Jobs 340
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 209.43 Number Of Installations 5,494 Solar Jobs 2,871
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Wyoming Solar MW Installed 109.62 Number Of Installations 684 Solar Jobs 159
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (2nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 498,637 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 683 (112 Manufacturers, 298 Installers/Developers, 273 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $6,087.59 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 13,311 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Kentucky Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (45th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,088 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 60 (15 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $90.03 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 358 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (38th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,005 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 71 (6 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $205.80 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 873 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (35th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,771 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 53 (9 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $83.37 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 196 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (31st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,611 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 84 (12 Manufacturers, 43 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $258.51 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 465 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (33rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 76,387 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 61 (6 Manufacturers, 38 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $745.21 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 369 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (36th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 24,018 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.39%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 36 (7 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $301.54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 725 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (43rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 970 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.10%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 15 (8 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $19.32 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 23 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (49th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 29,685 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 52 (18 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $338.99 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,371 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (32nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 29,698 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 254 (85 Manufacturers, 107 Installers/Developers, 62 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $352.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,455 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (42nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 25,762 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.50%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 21 (5 Manufacturers, 9 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $282.12 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 559 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Wyoming Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (48th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,692 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 16 (11 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $117.86 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 59 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (47th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 873 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 20 (5 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $31.28 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 36 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (50th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 186 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 18 (4 Manufacturers, 6 Installers/Developers, 8 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.22 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 136 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (7th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 132,475 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 94 (18 Manufacturers, 43 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,602.39 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,475 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (46th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 5,528 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.09%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 36 (4 Manufacturers, 17 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $72.78 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 475 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (51st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 42 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 12 (4 Manufacturers, 3 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.73 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 78 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (39th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 6,004 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.11%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (4 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $69.11 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 252 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (44th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 8,510 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (7 Manufacturers, 28 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $93.47 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 256 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

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: 27th (17th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 51,492 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (11 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $445.72 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 294 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Louisiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (41st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,019 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 79 (8 Manufacturers, 48 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $364.54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 749 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (23rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 50,105 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.45%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 101 (28 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 33 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $661.94 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,628 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Virginia Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (19th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 96,339 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 255 (32 Manufacturers, 118 Installers/Developers, 105 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,195.36 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,931 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (34th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 17,983 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 84 (24 Manufacturers, 34 Installers/Developers, 26 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $288.91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 277 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (20th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 351,512 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.58%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 147 (20 Manufacturers, 75 Installers/Developers, 52 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,815.93 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,555 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Minnesota Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (12th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 193,487 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.78%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 187 (35 Manufacturers, 69 Installers/Developers, 83 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,048.02 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 786 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: 24th (28th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 65,336 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 14.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 88 (12 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 30 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $673.46 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 281 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

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: 41st (37th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,994 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 64.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 203 (8 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 163 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $230.61 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 253 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (29th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 33,844 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (46 Manufacturers, 105 Installers/Developers, 62 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $371.76 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,308 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (3rd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 453,837 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.87%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 584 (81 Manufacturers, 304 Installers/Developers, 199 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5,680.48 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,962 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (5th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 280,576 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.74%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 270 (56 Manufacturers, 110 Installers/Developers, 104 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2,999.21 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,833 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Illinois Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (21st in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 31,686 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 395 (80 Manufacturers, 142 Installers/Developers, 173 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $552.13 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,788 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (27th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 28,022 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 160 (21 Manufacturers, 67 Installers/Developers, 72 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $664.72 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 500 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (22nd in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 225,515 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 102 (15 Manufacturers, 62 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,910.41 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,983 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (18th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 94,512 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.47%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 166 (32 Manufacturers, 83 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,309.79 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,039 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (6th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 722,751 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 296 (48 Manufacturers, 131 Installers/Developers, 117 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8,681.25 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,149 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (24th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,835 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (45 Manufacturers, 80 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $658.48 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,091 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (40th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,546 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 54 (10 Manufacturers, 32 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $431.05 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 221 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (15th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 108,927 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.91%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 191 (38 Manufacturers, 74 Installers/Developers, 79 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,935.56 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 577 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (4th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 778,421 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.63%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 473 (84 Manufacturers, 241 Installers/Developers, 148 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12,451.91 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,040 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (25th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 59,292 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.25%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 592 (130 Manufacturers, 317 Installers/Developers, 145 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1,826.98 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,185 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (14th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 277,823 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 486 (50 Manufacturers, 250 Installers/Developers, 186 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,584.73 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,049 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (10th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 661,123 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 13.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 144 (17 Manufacturers, 76 Installers/Developers, 51 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,019.02 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,121 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (26th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 30,951 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.30%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 307 (118 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 89 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $702.92 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,854 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (13th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 480,323 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 13.65%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 545 (91 Manufacturers, 209 Installers/Developers, 245 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $7,029.49 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,451 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (11th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 331,410 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 12.57%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 149 (3 Manufacturers, 106 Installers/Developers, 40 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,496.99 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,300 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (9th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 523,757 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 579 (86 Manufacturers, 362 Installers/Developers, 131 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10,124.57 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,834 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (16th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 135,589 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 245 (18 Manufacturers, 128 Installers/Developers, 99 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3,271.10 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,432 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (8th in 2019) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 373,606 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 894 (109 Manufacturers, 322 Installers/Developers, 463 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5,615.82 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,437 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

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: 7,688,518 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.89%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 2,994 (496 Manufacturers, 1,482 Installers/Developers, 1,016 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $66,132.79 million.
  • Prices have fallen 38% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 15,626 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 52nd).

State Solar Policy

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SEIA's Work in the States

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

Recent State News

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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Friday, Mar 06, 2020

Virginia Passes Landmark Zero Carbon Bill That Prioritizes Solar Access

WASHINGTON D.C. — This week an amended version of the Virginia Clean Economy Act cleared the Virginia House of Delegates and Senate and is now on its way to Governor Northam’s desk for signature. This landmark bill will enable the Commonwealth to achieve the ambitious climate goals Governor Northam laid out in Executive Order 43.

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Friday, Mar 06, 2020

‘Virginia Solar for All’ Applauds Historic Passage of Virginia Clean Economy Act

RICHMOND, VA – Members of the Virginia Solar for All campaign applauded the historic passage of the Virginia Clean Economy Act on Friday, the culmination of hundreds of hours of collaboration, negotiations, and effort by distributed solar advocates and other stakeholders.

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