2016 State Rankings: California Leads for Installed Solar Power Capacity

Monday, August 15, 2016

California maintained its formidable lead as Business Facilities’ top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in the magazine’s 12th Annual Rankings Report.

The Golden State’s installed solar capacity is more than four times greater than any other state. Arizona, North Carolina, New Jersey and Nevada filled out the top five, respectively, in BF‘s annual solar energy ranking.

California also led the field in BF’s Solar Power Installation Leaders ranking, which tracked the largest number of new installations in 2015. CA added 3,266 megawatts (MW) in solar photovoltaic installations last year, while North Carolina cemented its hold on second place by tripling its installations (up to 1,140 MW in 2015 from 347 MW in 2014). Massachusetts, Nevada and Arizona also ranked in the top five.

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Category: Awards and Recognition, Environment