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Which States Are Best For Solar?

Solar installs span all across the United States, even in unpredictable states. The power of the sun can be harnessed from anywhere!. However, there are states that have ideal conditions for solar panels to be successful. Here is a list of the Top Ten Solar States by cumulative solar capacity installed:

California!

Also known as “Sunny California,” this solar state ranks number one for the best state for solar. 28,472 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 7,915,033 homes!

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North Carolina!

Solar is more popular than ever in North Carolina, thanks to a long-overdue 2017 law authorizing solar leasing, allowing homeowners more opportunity to move to solar energy. 6,451 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 777,493 homes!

Florida!

This Sunshine State may just become The Solar State. Florida’s solar growth is on the horizon, locking in as the 3rd best state for solar. 5,578 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 678,289 homes!

Texas!

Everything is bigger in Texas, even the solar savings! Texas homeowners want to pay less to power their homes and they’re switching to solar in record numbers. 5,577 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 642,199 homes!

Arizona!

This extremely sunny state has typically more sunny days than any other state, making it the perfect place to go solar. 4,766 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 768,164 homes!

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Nevada!

This state has abundant open land areas and some of the best solar potential in the country. Nevada has long been a top state for solar! 3,613 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 652,128 homes!

New Jersey!

This state has been an early leader in solar and the solar market continues to see strong growth. 3,386 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 556,472 homes!

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Massachusetts

This state’s solar market is shaped by net metering and a renewable portfolio standard with a solar goal. 2,850 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 489,397 homes!

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Georgia!

Also known as the Peach State, Georgia has a strong net metering policy and lots of sunshine throughout the year. 2,664 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 310,257 homes!

New York!

This state has high electricity costs and one of the biggest solar tax credits in the United States, making it a great place to go solar! 2,402 MW have been installed and they are currently producing energy for 412,772 homes!

Photo from https://www.schools.nyc.gov/

Aside from the cumulative solar power capacity installed, there are many other factors that contribute to the success of solar within a specific state. Net metering, cost of electricity, solar rebates, state solar tax credits, and many others are factors to consider when going solar. If you’re wondering if solar is right for you, visit our www.ionsolar.com to get a free quote!

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