Top 10 Solar States Infographic

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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 added, and fun factoids for each state. We also show the rankings "remixed" based on number of solar jobs added in 2013, cumulative solar capacity, price decline, and percentage of new electricity generation from solar.

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Top 10 Solar States Infographic

  1. 1. 2013 TOP 10 SOLAR STATESState ranking based on the amount of solar electric capacity installed in 2013 Learn more at seia.org/smi Get solar data from the SEIA/GTM Solar Market Insight Report. Learn more at SEIA.org/smi (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 California1 607,689 homes Half of all solar capacity ever added in California was installed in 2013. 2745.8 MW Number of Solar Jobs3 North Carolina3 The solar installed at data centers in North Carolina produces enough electricity to power over 213,000 computers. New Jersey, along with 6 other states, got 100% of their new electrical capacity from solar. 335.4 MW 31,809 homes New Jersey5 235.6 MW Georgia7 90.9 MW As of 2013, more than 1 in 9 homes in Hawaii have installed solar. 8,405 homes New York9 69.4 MW 10,731 homes Colorado10 55.9 MW The Colorado solar industry generates as much revenue as its top-ranked craft brewing industry. 10,090 homes Texas8 75.2 MW 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. Georgia is the fastest-growing solar market in the nation. 6,973 homes Hawaii6 150.6 MW 29,804 homes Massachusetts4 There 47 solar panels in Massachusetts for every seat at Fenway Park. 237.2 MW 38,504 homes 33,701 homes TOP 10 SOLAR STATES REMIXED Cumulative Solar Capacity Installed (MW)5 Price Decline 2012-20134 Percentage of New Electrical Capacity from Solar6 Installed in 2013 (MW)1 Homes powered by solar2 (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) Arizona2 In 2014, the use of solar in Arizona will save enough water to fill 25,000 swimming pools. 126,894 homes 700.7 MW Reigning Champ Soaking Up the Sun Powering the Internet Solar All-Stars Tri-state Solar Powerhouse Solar Paradise One to WatchSolar Peach A Solar Buzz A Solar State of Mind 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 California Arizona New Jersey North Carolina Nevada Massachusetts Hawaii Colorado New York New Mexico 5,660 1,822 1,211 557 450 440 343 331 247 236 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Wisconsin Minnesota Nevada Pennsylvania Washington, DC North Carolina Florida Hawaii Texas Georgia 41% 40% 38% 34% 30% 29% 28% 24% 23% 21% 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 California Arizona New Jersey Massachusetts New York Texas Florida Ohio Colorado North Carolina 47,100 8,300 6,500 6,400 5,000 4,100 4,000 3,800 3,600 3,100 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Arizona Illinois Massachusetts New Jersey Missouri Vermont Washington, DC Tennessee Oregon Hawaii 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 92% 86% 78%

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