Solar energy in the United States is a fast growing industry. It is more affordable, accessible, and prevalent now. Many state have set renewable energy goals to get a certain amount of its energy from clean sources. There are plans to build many other large solar plants in the United States.
As of the end of 2016, the U.S. had 40 gigawatts (GW) of installed photovoltaic capacity.
Solar electricity generating capacity varies by state. Find out which all states dominate in the US solar market. To compile our list, we consider following four important factors.
- How much Sun Hours Available Per Day
- State’s electricity costs
- State’s incentives, tax rebates, grants, and subsidies for solar installation.
- The number of megawatts installed per state
|State||Sun’s Strength Score (out of 100)||Average Monthly Bill($)||State Incentives Score (out of 5)||Solar Grid Capacity||Total score|
|10||New York||37.2||157||4.3||927 5||36.9|