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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 2022.

126.1 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
231,000
Americans working in solar.
3,326,855
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 35,950 Number Of Installations 1,500,495 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 233 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 15 Number Of Installations 1,822 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,743 Number Of Installations 219,336 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 5,985 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,236 Number Of Installations 97,670 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,131 Number Of Installations 65,347 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 171 Number Of Installations 8,490 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 9,012 Number Of Installations 130,260 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,299 Number Of Installations 6,396 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,477 Number Of Installations 97,683 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 608 Number Of Installations 12,262 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,465 Number Of Installations 41,846 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,366 Number Of Installations 6,505 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 510 Number Of Installations 8,552 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 97 Number Of Installations 2,335 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 74 Number Of Installations 2,890 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 208 Number Of Installations 19,060 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 486 Number Of Installations 4,062 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,459 Number Of Installations 81,006 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,927 Number Of Installations 129,596 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 927 Number Of Installations 15,221 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,700 Number Of Installations 11,803 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 320 Number Of Installations 634 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 358 Number Of Installations 19,220 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 125 Number Of Installations 2,849 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 73 Number Of Installations 1,789 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,967 Number Of Installations 82,995 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 175 Number Of Installations 11,217 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,992 Number Of Installations 150,968 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,289 Number Of Installations 39,402 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,586 Number Of Installations 162,883 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,935 Number Of Installations 30,821 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1 Number Of Installations 35 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 890 Number Of Installations 11,227 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 93 Number Of Installations 3,353 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,293 Number Of Installations 30,473 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 936 Number Of Installations 44,927 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 576 Number Of Installations 11,936 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,936 Number Of Installations 26,956 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 65 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 608 Number Of Installations 2,615 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 13,947 Number Of Installations 161,046 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,616 Number Of Installations 59,195 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 401 Number Of Installations 9,547 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,790 Number Of Installations 28,095 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 181 Number Of Installations 10,624 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 20 Number Of Installations 1,126 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 855 Number Of Installations 10,429 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 143 Number Of Installations 1,615 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 35,950 Number Of Installations 1,500,495 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 233 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 15 Number Of Installations 1,822 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,743 Number Of Installations 219,336 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 578 Number Of Installations 5,985 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,236 Number Of Installations 97,670 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,131 Number Of Installations 65,347 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 171 Number Of Installations 8,490 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 9,012 Number Of Installations 130,260 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,299 Number Of Installations 6,396 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,477 Number Of Installations 97,683 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 608 Number Of Installations 12,262 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,465 Number Of Installations 41,846 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,366 Number Of Installations 6,505 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 510 Number Of Installations 8,552 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 97 Number Of Installations 2,335 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 74 Number Of Installations 2,890 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 208 Number Of Installations 19,060 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 486 Number Of Installations 4,062 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,459 Number Of Installations 81,006 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,927 Number Of Installations 129,596 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 927 Number Of Installations 15,221 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,700 Number Of Installations 11,803 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 320 Number Of Installations 634 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 358 Number Of Installations 19,220 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 125 Number Of Installations 2,849 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 73 Number Of Installations 1,789 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,967 Number Of Installations 82,995 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 175 Number Of Installations 11,217 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,992 Number Of Installations 150,968 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,289 Number Of Installations 39,402 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,586 Number Of Installations 162,883 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,935 Number Of Installations 30,821 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1 Number Of Installations 35 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 890 Number Of Installations 11,227 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 93 Number Of Installations 3,353 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,293 Number Of Installations 30,473 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 936 Number Of Installations 44,927 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 576 Number Of Installations 11,936 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,936 Number Of Installations 26,956 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 65 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 608 Number Of Installations 2,615 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 13,947 Number Of Installations 161,046 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,616 Number Of Installations 59,195 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 401 Number Of Installations 9,547 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,790 Number Of Installations 28,095 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 181 Number Of Installations 10,624 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 20 Number Of Installations 1,126 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 855 Number Of Installations 10,429 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 143 Number Of Installations 1,615 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: 1,682,330 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.75%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 506 (85 Manufacturers, 202 Installers/Developers, 219 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $16.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 18,401 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (42nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,299 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.16%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 38 (10 Manufacturers, 15 Installers/Developers, 13 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $153 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,341 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (20th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 79,201 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (4 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $710 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,017 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (39th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 12,924 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (6 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $173 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 506 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (25th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,729 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $709 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,182 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (35th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 80,915 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.98%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 32 (1 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $900 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 387 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (23rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 65,396 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.08%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (6 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $751 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,203 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (48th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,596 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.23%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (0 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $41 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 26 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (19th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 63,344 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (15 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $622 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,180 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (14th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 147,409 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 178 (60 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 50 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,290 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 14th).

Mississippi Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 36th (49th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 35,088 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.7%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (3 Manufacturers, 4 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $362 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,061 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (47th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 22,657 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.46%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (0 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $164 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 105 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 50th).

West Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 48th (45th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,388 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.04%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 17 (4 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 5 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $61 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 249 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (51st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 65 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 190 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (26th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 229,845 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.78%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (18 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,069 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (41st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,042 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $170 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 865 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 138 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.00%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 139 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (44th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,100 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.22%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $111 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 588 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 37th).

Montana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 43rd (46th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 16,870 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.3%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (5 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $180 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 556 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (24th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 104,564 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (9 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $910 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 443 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Louisiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (40th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,592 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.43%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (7 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $511 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,361 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (6th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 158,148 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.1%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 75 (20 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,625 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: 427,610 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 179 (25 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,135 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (36th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 26,827 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.12%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (15 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $431 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 376 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (16th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 481,245 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 10.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 107 (16 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 45 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,138 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (29th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 222,578 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.52%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 147 (34 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 67 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,205 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (38th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 70,405 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 16.16%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (10 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $774 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 119 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 49th).

Washington DC Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 39th (32nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 27,481 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 57.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 157 (5 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $430 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 216 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (15th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 135,936 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.03%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 145 (40 Manufacturers, 63 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,257 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,068,357 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.68%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 378 (50 Manufacturers, 192 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $12.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 8,002 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 3rd).

Georgia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 7th (5th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 507,658 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (42 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 80 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,955 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (7th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 217,557 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.93%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 298 (61 Manufacturers, 96 Installers/Developers, 141 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,712 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (34th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 37,753 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.72%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 113 (14 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 60 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $911 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 587 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 38th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (30th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 306,764 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 69 (13 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,642 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 13th).

Oregon Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 20th (21st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 161,641 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.98%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 112 (22 Manufacturers, 55 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,303 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (8th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 942,492 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.2%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (39 Manufacturers, 84 Installers/Developers, 90 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $10.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,499 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (43rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,904 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.56%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (28 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 40 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $918 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,314 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (37th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 19,580 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.71%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (9 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $498 million.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 341 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 44th).

Connecticut Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 22nd (22nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 163,397 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 135 (27 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 54 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 890 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (13th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 789,206 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.31%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 296 (57 Manufacturers, 138 Installers/Developers, 101 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $13.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,243 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 6th).

Pennsylvania Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 23rd (28th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 112,816 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 402 (101 Manufacturers, 186 Installers/Developers, 115 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $2.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,593 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (12th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 428,899 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.38%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 330 (29 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 143 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $4.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,567 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (10th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 749,036 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (15 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,554 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (18th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 106,226 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.8%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 205 (84 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 63 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $1.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,880 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (11th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 659,623 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 20.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 433 (76 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 199 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,495 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (31st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 368,496 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.68%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 86 (3 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 728 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (17th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 638,775 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 370 (70 Manufacturers, 203 Installers/Developers, 97 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $11.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,963 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 15th).

Maryland Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 18th (27th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 164,038 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.36%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (12 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 64 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,050 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (9th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 593,699 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.28%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 645 (77 Manufacturers, 212 Installers/Developers, 356 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $8.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,731 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

State Solar Policy

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California Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 1st (2nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 9,153,089 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 25.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 1977 (338 Manufacturers, 897 Installers/Developers, 742 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: $78.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 50% over the last 10 years.
  • Growth Projection: 17,447 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

Thursday, May 19, 2022

Bipartisan Lawmakers Representing Nearly 200 Million Americans Unite Against Solar Tariff Case

  The Commerce Department’s baseless solar tariff investigation is front and center in the news, and political leaders are stepping up to protect their constituents and voice opposition. 

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Tuesday, Apr 12, 2022

Governor Youngkin Signs Energy Generation Property Tax Exemption Into Law, Strengthening Energy Freedom in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin signed a bill into law today which creates a property tax exemption for residential and mixed-use solar energy systems up to 25 kilowatts in size. This new law expands energy freedom for consumers and creates an additional incentive to do business in the Commonwealth.

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Friday, Apr 08, 2022

Climate Bill Presents Opportunity for Mass. to Continue its Clean Energy Leadership

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Lawmakers in the Massachusetts Senate introduced sweeping climate legislation this week that contains several critical provisions for solar development in the Commonwealth. Following is a statement by David Gahl, senior director of state affairs, Northeast, for the Solar Energy Industries Association:

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