According to recent research from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables & the Solar Energy Industry Association, the United States saw the installation of more than Two gigawatts (GW) of photovoltaic solar power during the second quarter of 2018. (SEIA).

Despite the fact that this is a decline of 9 percent from the previous year, it is still anticipated that the United States would more than two times solar capacity during the next 5 years.

This section of Sustainable Energy takes a look at the total solar capacity of each state in the United States. These numbers were taken from the most recent report on the solar industry in the United States that was compiled by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables & the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). The information pertaining to the states is up to date as of second quarter of 2018.


Third-placed In addition to being one of the brightest state in the United States, Arizona has over  than 3.6 gigawatts (GW) of solar capacity already installed.

Solar energy is used to power more than 530,000 residences there, making up slightly over 6% of the country’s overall electrical supply.

North Carolina (Us State)

North Carolina is in second place on the SEIA’s list, with over 4.5 GW of solar capacity already built. There are more than 7,600 jobs in the solar industry in North Carolina, and the state has 8,381 solar installations. North Carolina has been called a “leader in utility-scale solar.”


California continues to be the undisputed leader while it come to solar power in United States, with approximately 23 gigawatts (GW) of installed solar capacity, well ahead of its competitors.

And over 86,000 people are employed in the solar energy industry in California, which produces about 17 percent of the state’s total electricity supply.

The state is home to a number of enormous solar facilities, one of which is the Topaz Solar Farm, the photovoltaic plant with the ability to generate 550 megawatt of electricity.

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