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2013 Top 10 Solar States

Learn more at seia.org/smi 2013 TOP 10 SOLAR STATES State ranking based on the amount of solar electric capacity installed in 2013 1 California 2 Arizona 3 North Carolina Powering Reigning Champ the Internet Soaking Up the Sun 2745.8 700.7 335.4 31,809 homes MW MW MW 607,689 homes 126,894 homes Half of all solar capacity ever added in California was installed in 2013. In 2014, the use of solar in save enough water to fill 25,000 swimming pools. The solar installed at data centers in North Carolina produces enough electricity to power over 213,000 computers. Arizona 4 Massachusetts 5 New Jersey 6. Hawaii Tri-state Solar Powerhouse Solar Solar All-Stars Paradise 237.2 235.6 150.6 38,504 homes 33,701 homes 29,804 homes MW MW MW There 47 solar panels in Massachusetts for every seat at Fenway Park. New Jersey, along with 6 other states, got 100% of their new electrical capacity from solar. As of 2013, more than 1 in 9 homes in Hawaii have installed solar. 7 Georgia 8 Texas 9 New York Solar Peach One to Watch A Solar State of Mind 90.9 75.2 69.4 8,405 homes 6,973 homes 10,731 homes MW MW MW Georgia is the fastest-growing solar market in the nation. There is enough solar potential in Texas to power the world twice over. There are more solar installations in New York State than taxi cabs in New York City. 10 Colorado Installed in 2013 (MW)1 Homes powered by solar? (10,000 homes) (an estimate of the number of homes powered per megawatt of solar capacity added in 2013, including both photovoltaic and concentrating solar power) A Solar Buzz 55.9 10,090 homes MW The Colorado solar industry generates as much revenue as its top-ranked craft brewing industry. TOP 10 SOLAR STATES REMIXED Number of Price Decline Solar Jobs3 2012-20134 41% Wisconsin 40% Minnesota 38% Nevada 34% Pennsylvania 30% Washington, DC 29% North Carolina 28% Florida 24% Hawaii 23% Texas 47,100 California 2 8,300 Arizona 6,500 New Jersey 3 3 6,400 Massachusetts 5,000 New York 4,100 Texas 4,000 Florida 3,800 Ohio 9 3,600 Colorado 10 3,100 North Carolina 4 10 21% Georgia Percentage of New Electrical Capacity from Solar Cumulative Solar Capacity Installed (MW)5 100% Arizona 100% Illinois 100% Massachusetts 100% New Jersey 100% Missouri 100% Vermont 100% Washington, DC 92% Tennessee 86% Oregon 78% Hawaii 5,660 California 1,822 Arizona 1,211 New Jersey 557 North Carolina 450 Nevada 2 3 3 4 4 440 Massachusetts 7 343 Hawaii 8 331 Colorado 9 247 New York 10 236 New Mexico 10 Get solar data from the SEIA/GTM Solar Market Insight Report. Learn more at SEIA.org/smi 40 YEARS Solar Energy Industries Association (1) SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight 2013 Year in Review seia.org/smi; (2) SEIA, "What's In a Megawatt?" seia.org/whats-megawatt; (3) The Solar Foundation, State Solar Jobs 2013 tsfcensus.org; (4) Change in residential and commercial installed solar prices from Q4 2012- Q4 2013, weighted by capacity installed seia.org/smi; (5) SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight 2013 Year in Review seia.org/smi; (6) Calculated using data from EIA Electric Power Monthly December 2013 and SEIA/GTM Research U.S. Solar Market Insight 2013 Year in Review © SEIA 2014

2013 Top 10 Solar States

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This infographic ranks the Top 10 Solar States based on solar capacity installed in 2013. It also includes the number of megawatts installed per state, number of houses powered per megawatt of solar a...

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