The Top 10 Solar-Powered States

Jan. 15, 2021
The U.S. has installed almost 89 GW of total installed solar power capacity. See where your state stands.

The United States now has enough installed solar power capacity to power 16.4 million average homes, according to the latest data from the Solar Energy Industries Association.

This year, installations bounced back to 14% higher during the third quarter as compared to the second, when shelter-in-place orders caused a historically low level of solar installations.

On the utility scale, a total of 9.5 GW (dc) came online with the completion of many photovoltaic solar power projects. The utility-scale solar power pipeline stands at 69 GW, according to SEIA's Solar Market Insight Report.

"Solar accounted for 43% of all new electricity generating capacity added in the U.S. through the third quarter this year, beating out all other generation technologies," according to the report's executive summary.

SEIA also ranked the states of the union on how much solar they have build. Click our informative photo gallery to see whether your state made the list.

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