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Solar energy generation by state

Check out how your state is performing on this green technology

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U.S. solar generation of electricity rose 15.4 percent in April compared with March. Every state – with the exception of Texas –  saw an increase in solar production within the month. The states with the highest increase were Mississippi, Kansas, Indiana, and Washington.

Following are April and March generation in states with significant generation and the percentage change from month to month. States are listed in order of the amount of electricity generated by solar (including thermal), in thousand megawatt-hours.

What percentage of each state’s electricity generation comes from solar?

Nationally, solar accounted for about 5.3 percent of the electricity produced in April. Following are the states that produce the largest percentage of their power from solar:

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(Last updated July 9, 2021)