State-by-state: A definitive list of solar policy resources

November 17, 2017



Understanding the best states for solar powerIf your organization isn’t located in one of the more obvious top solar states, fear not. The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) publishes a useful state-by-state list that details each state’s solar policies to help you make informed decisions about your company’s renewable energy use.

This is a great page to bookmark to keep track of how much money your state is investing in solar, as well as the following information:

According to SEIA, California is considered the top solar state. A deep dive into the reasons why, courtesy of the site list, tells us:

  • There are currently 2,063 solar companies in California, employing over 86,000 people.
  • In 2017, California installed 2,601.36 MW of solar electric capacity, making its total capacity 22,777.17 MW to date.
  • In 2017, California invested $4,749.58 million in solar, which brings its total solar investment for the state to $44,124.40 million.
  • California is expected to install 14,037 MW of solar electric capacity over the next five years, placing it in first place for projected growth among all the states.

You can find encouraging information about solar in all states; see the specifics of your state by clicking on the interactive map.

SEIA’s state-by-state breakdown


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