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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 2021.

121.4 GW
Total solar capacity installed nationwide.
231,000
Americans working in solar.
3,322,162
Solar energy systems installed nationwide.
California Solar MW Installed 34,950.1 Number Of Installations 1,445,035 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 577.9 Number Of Installations 233 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 15.4 Number Of Installations 1,806 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,643.6 Number Of Installations 209,513 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 553.4 Number Of Installations 4,606 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,183.2 Number Of Installations 93,315 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,097.4 Number Of Installations 62,418 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 163.2 Number Of Installations 8,094 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 8,205.5 Number Of Installations 118,273 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,268.5 Number Of Installations 4,768 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,468.2 Number Of Installations 96,645 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 612.5 Number Of Installations 11,350 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,107.1 Number Of Installations 37,995 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,618.8 Number Of Installations 6,046 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 446.6 Number Of Installations 7,870 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 99.1 Number Of Installations 2,162 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 71.0 Number Of Installations 2,535 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 202.9 Number Of Installations 18,580 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 440.5 Number Of Installations 3,765 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,426.5 Number Of Installations 79,267 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,607.4 Number Of Installations 125,219 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 758.8 Number Of Installations 14,395 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,677.7 Number Of Installations 11,176 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 319.6 Number Of Installations 598 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 351.5 Number Of Installations 18,701 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 122.7 Number Of Installations 2,656 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 73.6 Number Of Installations 1,667 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,510.8 Number Of Installations 79,097 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 164.8 Number Of Installations 10,779 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,854.2 Number Of Installations 146,116 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,270.4 Number Of Installations 37,341 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,380.6 Number Of Installations 158,099 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,811.2 Number Of Installations 28,467 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.6 Number Of Installations 34 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 836.6 Number Of Installations 10,442 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 89.3 Number Of Installations 3,067 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,208.2 Number Of Installations 28,511 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 873.9 Number Of Installations 42,740 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 555.4 Number Of Installations 10,893 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,923.8 Number Of Installations 26,140 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 61 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 367.9 Number Of Installations 2,614 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 13,844.9 Number Of Installations 148,936 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,598.0 Number Of Installations 57,026 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 397.6 Number Of Installations 9,455 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,760.9 Number Of Installations 25,154 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 174.0 Number Of Installations 10,218 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 18.2 Number Of Installations 954 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 837.0 Number Of Installations 9,952 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 141.9 Number Of Installations 1,508 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 34,950.1 Number Of Installations 1,445,035 Solar Jobs 68,677
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Alabama Solar MW Installed 577.9 Number Of Installations 233 Solar Jobs 481
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Alaska Solar MW Installed 15.4 Number Of Installations 1,806 Solar Jobs 59
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Arizona Solar MW Installed 5,643.6 Number Of Installations 209,513 Solar Jobs 7,346
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Arkansas Solar MW Installed 553.4 Number Of Installations 4,606 Solar Jobs 338
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Colorado Solar MW Installed 2,183.2 Number Of Installations 93,315 Solar Jobs 6,771
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Connecticut Solar MW Installed 1,097.4 Number Of Installations 62,418 Solar Jobs 2,126
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Delaware Solar MW Installed 163.2 Number Of Installations 8,094 Solar Jobs 456
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Florida Solar MW Installed 8,205.5 Number Of Installations 118,273 Solar Jobs 11,219
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Georgia Solar MW Installed 4,268.5 Number Of Installations 4,768 Solar Jobs 4,466
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Hawaii Solar MW Installed 1,468.2 Number Of Installations 96,645 Solar Jobs 2,365
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Idaho Solar MW Installed 612.5 Number Of Installations 11,350 Solar Jobs 486
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Illinois Solar MW Installed 1,107.1 Number Of Installations 37,995 Solar Jobs 5,259
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Indiana Solar MW Installed 1,618.8 Number Of Installations 6,046 Solar Jobs 3,364
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Iowa Solar MW Installed 446.6 Number Of Installations 7,870 Solar Jobs 773
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Kansas Solar MW Installed 99.1 Number Of Installations 2,162 Solar Jobs 862
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Kentucky Solar MW Installed 71.0 Number Of Installations 2,535 Solar Jobs 1,249
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Louisiana Solar MW Installed 202.9 Number Of Installations 18,580 Solar Jobs 3,175
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Maine Solar MW Installed 440.5 Number Of Installations 3,765 Solar Jobs 595
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Maryland Solar MW Installed 1,426.5 Number Of Installations 79,267 Solar Jobs 4,565
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Massachusetts Solar MW Installed 3,607.4 Number Of Installations 125,219 Solar Jobs 9,495
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Michigan Solar MW Installed 758.8 Number Of Installations 14,395 Solar Jobs 3,379
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Minnesota Solar MW Installed 1,677.7 Number Of Installations 11,176 Solar Jobs 3,993
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Mississippi Solar MW Installed 319.6 Number Of Installations 598 Solar Jobs 817
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Missouri Solar MW Installed 351.5 Number Of Installations 18,701 Solar Jobs 2,522
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Montana Solar MW Installed 122.7 Number Of Installations 2,656 Solar Jobs 288
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Nebraska Solar MW Installed 73.6 Number Of Installations 1,667 Solar Jobs 1,246
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Nevada Solar MW Installed 4,510.8 Number Of Installations 79,097 Solar Jobs 6,174
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New Hampshire Solar MW Installed 164.8 Number Of Installations 10,779 Solar Jobs 985
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New Jersey Solar MW Installed 3,854.2 Number Of Installations 146,116 Solar Jobs 5,384
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New Mexico Solar MW Installed 1,270.4 Number Of Installations 37,341 Solar Jobs 1,880
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New York Solar MW Installed 3,380.6 Number Of Installations 158,099 Solar Jobs 10,214
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North Carolina Solar MW Installed 7,811.2 Number Of Installations 28,467 Solar Jobs 6,107
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North Dakota Solar MW Installed 1.6 Number Of Installations 34 Solar Jobs 211
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Ohio Solar MW Installed 836.6 Number Of Installations 10,442 Solar Jobs 6,532
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Oklahoma Solar MW Installed 89.3 Number Of Installations 3,067 Solar Jobs 927
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Oregon Solar MW Installed 1,208.2 Number Of Installations 28,511 Solar Jobs 3,502
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Pennsylvania Solar MW Installed 873.9 Number Of Installations 42,740 Solar Jobs 4,310
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Rhode Island Solar MW Installed 555.4 Number Of Installations 10,893 Solar Jobs 1,010
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South Carolina Solar MW Installed 1,923.8 Number Of Installations 26,140 Solar Jobs 3,086
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South Dakota Solar MW Installed 2.0 Number Of Installations 61 Solar Jobs 452
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Tennessee Solar MW Installed 367.9 Number Of Installations 2,614 Solar Jobs 3,948
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Texas Solar MW Installed 13,844.9 Number Of Installations 148,936 Solar Jobs 10,088
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Utah Solar MW Installed 2,598.0 Number Of Installations 57,026 Solar Jobs 6,926
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Vermont Solar MW Installed 397.6 Number Of Installations 9,455 Solar Jobs 1,046
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Virginia Solar MW Installed 3,760.9 Number Of Installations 25,154 Solar Jobs 4,312
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Washington DC Solar MW Installed 174.0 Number Of Installations 10,218 Solar Jobs 1,069
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West Virginia Solar MW Installed 18.2 Number Of Installations 954 Solar Jobs 311
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Wisconsin Solar MW Installed 837.0 Number Of Installations 9,952 Solar Jobs 2,910
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Wyoming MW Installed 141.9 Number Of Installations 1,508 Solar Jobs 152
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Texas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 2nd (1st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,777,177 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.37%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 506 (85 Manufacturers, 202 Installers/Developers, 219 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 16.3 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 20,339 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 1st).

Kentucky Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 47th (43rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 7,544 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: 143 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,340 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 23rd).

Maine Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 32nd (19th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 86,687 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.89%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 50 (4 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 21 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 610 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,258 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 24th).

Kansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 44th (39th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 15,449 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 42 (6 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 17 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 167 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 643 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 39th).

Iowa Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 31st (24th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 61,863 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 66 (10 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 25 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 616 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,150 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 29th).

Idaho Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 27th (35th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 92,740 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.29%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 32 (1 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 901 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 419 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 43rd).

Arkansas Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 30th (23rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 66,502 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (6 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 692 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,096 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 32nd).

Alaska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 49th (47th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 2,009 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 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 23 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 51st).

Alabama Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 28th (18th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 68,095 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 35 (15 Manufacturers, 8 Installers/Developers, 12 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 634 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,212 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 25th).

Michigan Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 26th (13th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 131,858 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.58%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 178 (60 Manufacturers, 68 Installers/Developers, 50 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,388 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: 37,220 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.67%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 13 (3 Manufacturers, 4 Installers/Developers, 6 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 356 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,002 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 34th).

Wyoming

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 42nd (48th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 25,188 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.48%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (0 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 3 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 160 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 98 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: 1,827 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: 54 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 247 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 47th).

South Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 50th (51st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 250 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.02%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 11 (2 Manufacturers, 5 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 277 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 45th).

South Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 14th (26th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 246,692 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.77%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 73 (18 Manufacturers, 31 Installers/Developers, 24 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,472 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 21st).

Oklahoma Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 45th (40th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 11,391 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.17%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 12 Installers/Developers, 11 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 159 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,150 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 30th).

North Dakota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 51st (50th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 178 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 8 (3 Manufacturers, 1 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 166 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 48th).

Nebraska Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 46th (44th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 10,139 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.21%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 26 (3 Manufacturers, 14 Installers/Developers, 9 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 108 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 776 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: 18,622 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.32%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 28 (5 Manufacturers, 19 Installers/Developers, 4 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 171 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 567 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 40th).

Rhode Island Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 29th (25th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 108,211 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.81%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 27 (9 Manufacturers, 11 Installers/Developers, 7 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 862 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 438 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 41st).

Louisiana Solar

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

Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 38th (41st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 21,280 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.44%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (7 Manufacturers, 25 Installers/Developers, 23 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 495 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,170 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 27th).

Indiana Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 16th (6th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 204,840 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.92%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 75 (20 Manufacturers, 27 Installers/Developers, 28 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 6,746 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 4th).

Virginia Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 9th (4th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 459,409 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.99%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 179 (25 Manufacturers, 72 Installers/Developers, 82 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,117 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 7th).

New Hampshire Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 40th (36th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 27,888 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 1.18%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 55 (15 Manufacturers, 20 Installers/Developers, 20 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 406 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 427 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 42nd).

Utah Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 12th (16th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 520,253 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.86%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 107 (16 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 45 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,186 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 26th).

Minnesota Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 15th (29th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 243,918 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.66%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 147 (34 Manufacturers, 46 Installers/Developers, 67 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,464 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 22nd).

Vermont Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 33rd (37th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 77,587 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 16.20%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 62 (10 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 15 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 763 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 145 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: 28,877 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 47.41%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 157 (5 Manufacturers, 22 Installers/Developers, 130 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 411 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 251 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 46th).

Wisconsin Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 24th (15th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 146,691 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.88%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 145 (40 Manufacturers, 63 Installers/Developers, 42 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,739 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 10th).

Florida Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 3rd (3rd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,063,032 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.35%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 378 (50 Manufacturers, 192 Installers/Developers, 136 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 11.2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 9,511 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: 542,276 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.13%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (42 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 80 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,119 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 16th).

Illinois Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 21st (10th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 176,379 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.81%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 298 (61 Manufacturers, 96 Installers/Developers, 141 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,407 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 12th).

Missouri Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 35th (34th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 40,060 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.70%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 113 (14 Manufacturers, 39 Installers/Developers, 60 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 894 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 791 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 36th).

New Mexico Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 19th (30th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 327,328 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.55%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 69 (13 Manufacturers, 40 Installers/Developers, 16 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,054 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: 169,875 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.15%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 112 (22 Manufacturers, 55 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,133 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 31st).

North Carolina Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 4th (7th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 1,009,138 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 8.07%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 213 (39 Manufacturers, 84 Installers/Developers, 90 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 10.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,946 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 17th).

Tennessee Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 34th (42nd in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 39,718 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.54%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 109 (28 Manufacturers, 41 Installers/Developers, 40 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 679 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,747 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 19th).

Delaware Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 41st (38th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 20,481 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 5.01%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 37 (9 Manufacturers, 18 Installers/Developers, 10 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 481 million.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 407 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: 174,333 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 2.63%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 135 (27 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 54 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 2.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,021 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 33rd).

Arizona Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 5th (12th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 949,672 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 9.16%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 296 (57 Manufacturers, 138 Installers/Developers, 101 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 14.6 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,277 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: 115,858 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: 2.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,904 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 18th).

Colorado Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 13th (11th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 452,783 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.91%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 330 (29 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 143 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 4.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 3,712 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 11th).

Nevada Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 6th (9th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 813,262 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 18.24%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 87 (15 Manufacturers, 37 Installers/Developers, 35 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 8.5 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,778 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 9th).

Ohio Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 25th (17th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 109,119 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 0.78%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 205 (84 Manufacturers, 58 Installers/Developers, 63 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 1.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 5,800 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 5th).

Massachusetts Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 10th (14th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 653,134 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 19.90%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 433 (76 Manufacturers, 158 Installers/Developers, 199 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 8.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,537 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 20th).

Hawaii Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 17th (31st in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 398,177 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 17.49%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 86 (3 Manufacturers, 54 Installers/Developers, 29 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 973 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 35th).

New Jersey Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 8th (20th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 659,176 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 6.73%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 370 (70 Manufacturers, 203 Installers/Developers, 97 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 11.4 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 2,291 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: 175,708 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 4.26%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 176 (12 Manufacturers, 100 Installers/Developers, 64 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 3.8 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 1,161 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 28th).

New York Solar

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Quick Facts
  • National Ranking: 11th (8th in 2021) .
  • State Homes Powered by Solar: 606,789 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 3.14%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 645 (77 Manufacturers, 212 Installers/Developers, 356 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 7.7 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 4,877 MW over the next 5 years (ranks 8th).

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: 10,312,387 homes.
  • Percentage of State's Electricity from Solar: 25.64%.
  • Solar Companies in State: 1977 (338 Manufacturers, 897 Installers/Developers, 742 Others).
  • Total Solar Investment in State: 78.9 billion.
  • Prices have fallen 4% over the last 5 years.
  • Growth Projection: 19,501 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

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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Monday, Mar 07, 2022

Florida Legislation Undercuts Rooftop Solar, Allows Monopoly Utilities to Charge Exorbitant Fees on Thousands of Floridians

WASHINGTON D.C. — The Florida Legislature passed a bill today (HB 741) that will undercut the state’s growing rooftop solar industry by phasing down net metering and allowing utilities to charge excessive fees on over 100,000 solar customers in the state.

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