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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 2022.

130.9 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
255,037
Americans working in solar.
3,659,878
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 37,086 Number Of Installations 1,561,236 Solar Jobs 75712
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 158 Solar Jobs 689
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 16 Number Of Installations 1,885 Solar Jobs 63
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,984 Number Of Installations 228,976 Solar Jobs 8278
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 588 Number Of Installations 6,772 Solar Jobs 354
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,268 Number Of Installations 102,053 Solar Jobs 7426
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,137 Number Of Installations 67,621 Solar Jobs 2275
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 172 Number Of Installations 8,838 Solar Jobs 526
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Florida Solar MW Installed 9,539 Number Of Installations 142,910 Solar Jobs 11761
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,566 Number Of Installations 7,945 Solar Jobs 5314
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,487 Number Of Installations 98,987 Solar Jobs 2421
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 619 Number Of Installations 13,321 Solar Jobs 586
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,559 Number Of Installations 44,485 Solar Jobs 5520
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,391 Number Of Installations 7,190 Solar Jobs 3858
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 517 Number Of Installations 9,065 Solar Jobs 892
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 106 Number Of Installations 2,931 Solar Jobs 971
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 78 Number Of Installations 4,409 Solar Jobs 1485
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 211 Number Of Installations 23,344 Solar Jobs 3210
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Maine Solar MW Installed 559 Number Of Installations 4,493 Solar Jobs 684
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,504 Number Of Installations 83,562 Solar Jobs 4872
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,986 Number Of Installations 132,574 Solar Jobs 10548
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 938 Number Of Installations 16,426 Solar Jobs 3941
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,709 Number Of Installations 12,284 Solar Jobs 4570
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 321 Number Of Installations 1,054 Solar Jobs 886
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 428 Number Of Installations 36,303 Solar Jobs 2778
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Montana Solar MW Installed 127 Number Of Installations 2,857 Solar Jobs 340
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 78 Number Of Installations 2,131 Solar Jobs 1548
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 5,003 Number Of Installations 87,031 Solar Jobs 7193
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 184 Number Of Installations 12,000 Solar Jobs 1101
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 4,097 Number Of Installations 155,187 Solar Jobs 6237
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,452 Number Of Installations 40,306 Solar Jobs 2013
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,804 Number Of Installations 167,669 Solar Jobs 10524
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 8,018 Number Of Installations 33,463 Solar Jobs 6978
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 35 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 900 Number Of Installations 12,103 Solar Jobs 7411
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 100 Number Of Installations 5,048 Solar Jobs 868
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,330 Number Of Installations 32,277 Solar Jobs 3968
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 955 Number Of Installations 47,151 Solar Jobs 4188
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 600 Number Of Installations 13,080 Solar Jobs 1067
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,044 Number Of Installations 28,218 Solar Jobs 3377
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 70 Solar Jobs 479
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 608 Number Of Installations 2,615 Solar Jobs 4109
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Texas Solar MW Installed 15,079 Number Of Installations 176,439 Solar Jobs 10346
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,735 Number Of Installations 60,144 Solar Jobs 6971
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 407 Number Of Installations 9,643 Solar Jobs 1193
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,845 Number Of Installations 31,184 Solar Jobs 4791
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 184 Number Of Installations 11,011 Solar Jobs 1055
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 23 Number Of Installations 1,267 Solar Jobs 372
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 861 Number Of Installations 11,042 Solar Jobs 2942
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Wyoming MW Installed 143 Number Of Installations 3,105 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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California Solar MW Installed 37,086 Number Of Installations 1,561,236 Solar Jobs 75712
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 158 Solar Jobs 689
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 16 Number Of Installations 1,885 Solar Jobs 63
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,984 Number Of Installations 228,976 Solar Jobs 8278
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 588 Number Of Installations 6,772 Solar Jobs 354
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,268 Number Of Installations 102,053 Solar Jobs 7426
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,137 Number Of Installations 67,621 Solar Jobs 2275
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 172 Number Of Installations 8,838 Solar Jobs 526
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Florida Solar MW Installed 9,539 Number Of Installations 142,910 Solar Jobs 11761
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,566 Number Of Installations 7,945 Solar Jobs 5314
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,487 Number Of Installations 98,987 Solar Jobs 2421
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 619 Number Of Installations 13,321 Solar Jobs 586
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,559 Number Of Installations 44,485 Solar Jobs 5520
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,391 Number Of Installations 7,190 Solar Jobs 3858
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 517 Number Of Installations 9,065 Solar Jobs 892
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 106 Number Of Installations 2,931 Solar Jobs 971
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 78 Number Of Installations 4,409 Solar Jobs 1485
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 211 Number Of Installations 23,344 Solar Jobs 3210
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Maine Solar MW Installed 559 Number Of Installations 4,493 Solar Jobs 684
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,504 Number Of Installations 83,562 Solar Jobs 4872
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,986 Number Of Installations 132,574 Solar Jobs 10548
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 938 Number Of Installations 16,426 Solar Jobs 3941
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,709 Number Of Installations 12,284 Solar Jobs 4570
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 321 Number Of Installations 1,054 Solar Jobs 886
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 428 Number Of Installations 36,303 Solar Jobs 2778
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Montana Solar MW Installed 127 Number Of Installations 2,857 Solar Jobs 340
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 78 Number Of Installations 2,131 Solar Jobs 1548
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 5,003 Number Of Installations 87,031 Solar Jobs 7193
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 184 Number Of Installations 12,000 Solar Jobs 1101
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 4,097 Number Of Installations 155,187 Solar Jobs 6237
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,452 Number Of Installations 40,306 Solar Jobs 2013
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,804 Number Of Installations 167,669 Solar Jobs 10524
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 8,018 Number Of Installations 33,463 Solar Jobs 6978
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 2 Number Of Installations 35 Solar Jobs 262
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 900 Number Of Installations 12,103 Solar Jobs 7411
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 100 Number Of Installations 5,048 Solar Jobs 868
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,330 Number Of Installations 32,277 Solar Jobs 3968
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 955 Number Of Installations 47,151 Solar Jobs 4188
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 600 Number Of Installations 13,080 Solar Jobs 1067
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 2,044 Number Of Installations 28,218 Solar Jobs 3377
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 70 Solar Jobs 479
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 608 Number Of Installations 2,615 Solar Jobs 4109
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Texas Solar MW Installed 15,079 Number Of Installations 176,439 Solar Jobs 10346
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,735 Number Of Installations 60,144 Solar Jobs 6971
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 407 Number Of Installations 9,643 Solar Jobs 1193
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,845 Number Of Installations 31,184 Solar Jobs 4791
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 184 Number Of Installations 11,011 Solar Jobs 1055
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 23 Number Of Installations 1,267 Solar Jobs 372
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 861 Number Of Installations 11,042 Solar Jobs 2942
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Wyoming MW Installed 143 Number Of Installations 3,105 Solar Jobs 152
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State Solar Policy MW Installed Number Of Installations Solar Jobs
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (1st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,753,863 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0421.
  • Solar Companies in State: 506 (85 Manufacturers, 202 Installers/Developers, 219 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $18.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 40,136 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,588 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0018.
  • Solar Companies in State: 38 (10 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $165 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,594 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (20th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 96,638 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0485.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (4 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $822 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,785 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (39th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,102 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0022.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (6 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $191 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,308 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (25th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 64,049 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0079.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $727 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,304 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (35th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 83,211 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0388.
  • Solar Companies in State: 32 (1 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $932 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 937 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (23rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 65,256 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0122.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (6 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $785 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,533 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,112 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0022.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (0 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $44 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 66 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (19th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,870 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0052.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (15 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $622 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,393 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (14th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 149,933 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0079.
  • Solar Companies in State: 178 (60 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 50 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,594 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 37th (49th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 34,369 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0072.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (3 Manufacturers, 4 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $365 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,300 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (47th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,766 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0046.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (0 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $166 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 234 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (45th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,068 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0004.
  • Solar Companies in State: 17 (4 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $66 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 816 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (51st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 232 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0002.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 252 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (26th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 239,383 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0282.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (18 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,456 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (41st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,517 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0018.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $189 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,877 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 147 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0001.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 298 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (44th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,614 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0022.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $121 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 892 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (46th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,986 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.003.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (5 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $185 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,449 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (24th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 108,814 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.097.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (9 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $961 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 635 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Louisiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (40th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,352 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0043.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (7 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $521 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,851 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (6th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 159,975 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0127.
  • Solar Companies in State: 75 (20 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,741 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (4th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 429,217 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0499.
  • Solar Companies in State: 179 (25 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,013 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (36th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 28,327 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0117.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (15 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $452 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 631 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (16th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 513,724 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.1058.
  • Solar Companies in State: 107 (16 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 45 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,898 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (29th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 225,623 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0359.
  • Solar Companies in State: 147 (34 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 67 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,488 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (38th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 71,985 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.1691.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (10 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $787 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 177 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (33rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 28,186 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.4948.
  • Solar Companies in State: 157 (5 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $439 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 267 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (15th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 137,005 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.013.
  • Solar Companies in State: 145 (40 Manufacturers, 63 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,932 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,144,171 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0499.
  • Solar Companies in State: 378 (50 Manufacturers, 192 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 10,935 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (5th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 527,774 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0469.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (42 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 80 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,761 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (7th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 229,525 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0115.
  • Solar Companies in State: 298 (61 Manufacturers, 96 Installers/Developers, 141 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,085 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (31st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 44,598 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0078.
  • Solar Companies in State: 113 (14 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 60 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,707 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

New Mexico Solar

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  • National Ranking: 19th (30th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 344,556 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0605.
  • Solar Companies in State: 69 (13 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,365 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (21st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 166,346 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0306.
  • Solar Companies in State: 112 (22 Manufacturers, 55 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,511 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (8th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 941,999 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0849.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (39 Manufacturers, 84 Installers/Developers, 90 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,902 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (43rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,109 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0071.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (28 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 40 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $918 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,664 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (37th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,742 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0459.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (9 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $505 million.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 508 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (22nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 165,593 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0302.
  • Solar Companies in State: 135 (27 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 54 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,011 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (13th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 945,767 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.097.
  • Solar Companies in State: 296 (57 Manufacturers, 138 Installers/Developers, 101 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,342 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (28th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 115,177 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0043.
  • Solar Companies in State: 402 (101 Manufacturers, 186 Installers/Developers, 115 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,098 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (12th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 440,055 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0595.
  • Solar Companies in State: 330 (29 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 143 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,946 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (10th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 857,303 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2187.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (15 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 7,707 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (18th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 107,207 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0091.
  • Solar Companies in State: 205 (84 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 63 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 11,226 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (11th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 672,249 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.2005.
  • Solar Companies in State: 433 (76 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 199 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $9.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,866 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (32nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 373,081 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.1714.
  • Solar Companies in State: 86 (3 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 825 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (17th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 662,947 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0676.
  • Solar Companies in State: 370 (70 Manufacturers, 203 Installers/Developers, 97 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,353 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (27th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 170,049 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0446.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (12 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 64 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,446 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (9th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 632,257 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.0355.
  • Solar Companies in State: 645 (77 Manufacturers, 212 Installers/Developers, 356 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,313 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (2nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,133,299 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 26.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 1977 (338 Manufacturers, 897 Installers/Developers, 742 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $80.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 53% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 24,874 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 2nd).

State Solar Policy

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

SEIA's Work in the States

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

Recent State News

Monday, Sep 19, 2022

Solar Industry Secures Extension of California Property Tax Exclusion

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California Governor Gavin Newsom signed SB 1340 into law yesterday, extending the state’s property tax exclusion for solar projects for two years and providing near-term certainty for America’s largest solar market. Following is statement from Rick Umoff, senior director and counsel, California, at the Solar Energy Industries Association:

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Tuesday, Aug 23, 2022

Extended Property Tax Exclusion Will Keep Clean Energy Investments in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Today, the California State Legislature approved a two-year extension of a property tax exclusion for solar projects, providing stability to solar companies facing significant uncertainty around project development as they work to help California meet its climate targets.

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Friday, Aug 12, 2022

Massachusetts Relaxes Net Metering Caps for Residential Solar in Major Climate Bill

Yesterday Governor Baker signed H5060, An Act Driving Clean Energy and Offshore Wind, into law. This wide-sweeping climate legislation relaxes the net metering cap for residential solar projects up to 25 kilowatts, establishes incentives for pollinator-friendly community solar and commercial and industrial projects and creates a new council that will proactively work to improve the state’s transmission and distribution grid planning. 

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