Installed capacity

  1. California: 13,241MW
  2. Arizona: 2,303MW
  3. North Carolina: 2,087MW
  4. New Jersey: 1,632MW
  5. Nevada: 1,240MW
  6. Massachusetts: 1,020MW
  7. New York: 638MW
  8. Hawaii: 564MW
  9. Colorado: 540MW
  10. Texas: 534MW

Employment leaders (jobs per state)

California: 75,598

Massachusetts: 15,095

Nevada: 8,764

New York: 8,250

New Jersey: 7,071

Texas: 7,030

Arizona: 6,922

Florida: 6,560

North Carolina: 5,950

Colorado: 4,998

New electrical capacity from solar

Alabama: 100%

Hawaii: 100%

Louisiana: 100%

Mississippi: 100%

Montana: 100%

Nebraska: 100%

South Carolina: 100%

Tennessee: 100%

Wisconsin: 100%

Vermont: 99%

Data is based on cumulative installed capacity, employment, and new electrical capacity as of 3/2016.

Source: Solar Energy Industries Association