Here is a top twelve list of the most solar friendly US states. This ranking was derived from a July 2013 report from the Environment America Research & Policy Center. Their assessment criteria, include new and cumulative installed capacity, actual electrical generation and variety solar energy policies.
Although these twelve states account for around a quarter of the nation’s population, they are providing more than four fifths of the nation’s installed solar energy.
State policies are important to the growth of solar energy, this includes renewable electricity standards, statewide interconnection, metering, and accommodation for creative financing options.
Number 1: Arizona
Number 2: Nevada
Number 3: Hawaii
Number 4: New Jersey
Number 5: New Mexico
Number 6: California
Number 7: Delaware
Number 8: Colorado
Number 9: Vermont
Number 10: Massachusetts
Number 11: North Carolina
Number 12: Maryland
© 2013, Richard Matthews. All rights reserved.
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